Thursday, September 30, 2004

Thought For The Day

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."

Said by Kim at 7:34 AM

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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

I Am Bad, I Am E*V*I*L

Any guess on where I had lunch today??? Too Happy 1

And MANY thanks to Lisa, who graciously gave permission to use the above JTE photo!

THANKS, LISA!!! Waving

Said by Kim at 7:10 PM

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We're Still Rockin' And Rollin'

Lots of aftershocks from yesterdays' quake in Parkfield:

Most recent earthquakes. (Scroll down the page to see the listing)

Said by Kim at 10:54 AM

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Oh Where Is That SexyKiltGuy?

I was looking at the hits on my tracker, and I had a couple from Glasgow, and it made me wonder....oh where, oh where has our SexyKiltGuy disappeared to??

Acknowledge your presence, SKG! I still have this darn ribbon, just waiting to be tied around..........sumthin'....

Said by Kim at 10:07 AM

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Shake, Rattle And Roll!

Evidently, we had an earthquake a few minutes ago here in California, over near the Central Coast between Bakersfield and Paso Robles at about 10:20 this morning. I didn't feel anything, but other co-workers are buzzing about it. SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL, BABY!! So who wants to come to California?? Just consider our quakes as free rollercoaster rides; or free headrushes without the hangovers.
If you go here, you'll see where Fresno is in relative distance from where this quake was.

Said by Kim at 10:30 AM

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Monday, September 27, 2004

Is It *REALLY* Yours?

Common COURTESY would dictate that if someone received a picture by WHATEVER means, whether it was given to you; if you paid for said pictures; etc., you would ASK for permission to share that picture. Just because you now have possession of it, doesn't mean that you have right to claim said picture as YOURS.

Case in point...the pictures that I have posted below (if Photobucket ever gets their act together today) were sent to me by Kathy. While I now have possession of copies of those pictures, I still asked for HER PERMISSION to post the pictures:

#1...she may have not wanted to have her picture and Heather's picture made public

#2...she is the ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHER, thus I felt the need to ask for her permission to post them.

If she felt uncomfortable having her pictures made public, I would have honored that request. She gave me permission, however.

If I could get the photos that I took that day off of my camera, I would have asked her FIRST if she minded if I posted pictures of she and Heather, even though the pictures are mine, and I am the photographer.

If only SOME people would honor the COMMON COURTESY rule, friendships would not be lost, and issues would not be the result.

Said by Kim at 8:28 AM

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The Dreaded Red "X"

If you are seeing red "X"s where there should be pictures, Photobucket was evidently having problems AGAIN last night, but says that all photo albums should be restored by this morning. Three strikes and you're out, Photobucket. One more outage, and I'm moving my stored photos to my Geocities file manager.


Said by Kim at 5:51 AM

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Sunday, September 26, 2004

More Balloon Pics

Here's a few more pics from the Clovis Fest and Hot Air Fun Fly....

This is me, and my best friend for the last 20 years, Kathy:

This is Kathy's daughter, Heather and I:

Here's Kathy and Heather:

And here's Kathy, Heather and I at breakfast after watching the balloons:

Said by Kim at 5:14 PM

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Saturday, September 25, 2004

Would You Like To Ride In My Beautiful Balloon?

That could have been the theme of the morning bright and early today. I met Kathy and Heather at Starbucks at 6:15 am, so we could grab some drinks, and head out to the annual Clovis Fest/Balloon Festival. There were only about 30 hot air balloons, but it was so cool to watch them inflate, and lift off. I would LOVE to show you pictures that I took, but my card in my digital is giving me an error message of "Picture Error." I can't even delete pictures. I hope the card isn't messed up, because I want my damn pictures!!!!!!!!!! If anyone has an Olympus C-4000 Camedia digital, and knows what the problem might be, and is it fixable....PLEASE let me know!

But Kathy sent me a couple of her pictures:

She also sent a couple of pictures of us that we took out there, and one of Heather and I, but I want to get her OK to post them first.

It was a fun morning, for sure!

Said by Kim at 7:32 PM

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Friday, September 24, 2004

What Classic Pin-Up Are You?

Found this one on Lady Strange's Vampyre Tangent blog.

Stop drooling, Bruce........ Rolly 1

You are Bettie Page!
You're Bettie Page!

What Classic Pin-Up Are You?
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Said by Kim at 5:01 AM

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Thursday, September 23, 2004

Olympic Comment Blunders

Got this from a co-worker...hilarious!!!

Here are the top nine comments made by NBC sports commentators (or
participants) during the Summer Olympics that they would like to take back:

1. Weightlifting commentator: "This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her
snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing."

2. Dressage commentator: "This is really a lovely horse and I speak from
personal experience since I once mounted her mother."

3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and

4. Boxing Analyst: "Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in
boxing, but none of them really that serious."

5. Softball announcer: "If history repeats itself, I should think we can
expect the same thing again."

6. Basketball analyst: "He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't like
it. In fact you can see it all over their faces."

7. At the rowing medal ceremony: "Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the IOC
president is hugging the cox of the British crew."

8. Soccer commentator: "Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got
eleven Dicks on the field."

9. Tennis commentator: "One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that,
before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them... Oh my
God, what have I just said?"

Said by Kim at 3:00 PM

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World Roller Skating Championships

As you can see in the sidebar, I have added a link to the World Roller Skating Championships website. The World Championships are going to be held here in Fresno in November, and I can't wait to attend!

Competitive roller skating was such a huge part of my life in the 70's and early 80's. Stressful, time consuming? Yes it was, but I wouldn't trade a single minute of those days.

For those who are new to my blog, I posted a picture of myself here back in June during my skating days. This was at the National Championships in 1981. I had placed first in the Regional Championships in my event, which earned a trip to the Nationals. Nerves got the best of me, and I placed 12th.

So please take a moment to visit the World Championship website, and familiarize yourself with a sport that is near and VERY dear to my heart!

Said by Kim at 5:57 AM

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Well, Sonofab*tch....

I KNEW I should have bought this Barbie when it was available through the Hard Rock Cafe website. It sold out in nothing flat the day before I received my Barbie Collectibles catalog in the mail about a year ago. It was on the Hard Rock website in their store, and I balked at $79.00 then....NOW look at it:

Hard Rock Cafe Barbie


Said by Kim at 6:42 PM

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

The First Time's Always The Worst

This little 'story' couldn't come at a better time, considering there are a couple of the ladies who have recently had mammograms.

*DISCLAIMER - This is NOT a true story! Nor did this happen to me personally! This was forwarded to me by a co-worker!*


"The First Time's Always the Worst"

The first mammogram is the worst. Especially when the machine catches on

That's what happened to me. The technician, Gail, positioned me exactly
as she wanted me (think a really complicated game of Twister - right hand
the blue, left shoulder on the yellow, right breast as far away as humanly
possible from the rest of your body). Then she clamped the machine down
so tight, I think my breast actually turned inside out. I'm pretty sure
Victoria's Secret doesn't have a bra for that.

Suddenly, there was a loud popping noise. I looked down at my right
breast to make sure it hadn't exploded. Nope, it was still flat as a
and still attached to my body.

"Oh no!" Gail said loudly. These are perhaps, the words you least want
to hear from any health professional. Suddenly, she came flying past me,
her lab coat whipping behind her, on her way out the door. She yelled
her shoulder, "The machine's on fire, I'm going to get help!"

OK, I was wrong, 'The machine's on fire,' are the worst words you can
hear from a health professional.

Especially if you're all alone and semi-permanently attached to A MACHINE
and don't know if it's THE MACHINE in question.
I struggled for a few seconds trying to get free, but even Houdini
couldn't have escaped. I decided to go to plan B: yelling at the top of
my lung
(the one that was still working).

I hadn't seen anything on fire, so my panic hadn't quite reached epic
proportions. But then I started to smell smoke coming from behind the
"This is ridiculous," I thought. I can't die like this. What would
they put in my obituary? Cause of death: breast entrapment?

I may have inhaled some fumes because I started to hallucinate. An
imaginary fireman rushed in with a firehose and a hatchet. "Howdy,
ma'am," he said.

"What's happened here?" he asked, averting his eyes.

"My breasts were too hot for the machine," I quipped, as my imaginary
fireman ran out of the room again. "This is gonna take the Jaws of

In reality, Gail returned with a fire extinguisher and put out the fire.
She gave me a big smile and released me from the machine. "Sorry!
That's the first time that's ever happened. Why don't you take a
few minutes to relax before we finish up?"

I think that's what she said. I was running across the parking lot in my
backless paper gown at the time. After I'd relaxed for a few years, I
figured I might go back. But I was bringing my own fire extinguisher.

Said by Kim at 7:37 PM

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"Best Of" Mini-Site Now Up

The new "Best Of Def Leppard" mini-site is now up and running. You can hear the complete song, "Waterloo Sunset", download computer wallpapers, enter to win Def Leppard goodies, and pre-order copies of "Best Of" before they hit the stores!

So check it out today!

Said by Kim at 11:00 AM

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What Mythological Form Are You

This must be Quiz Week! Here's one I found...I think it fits me, since I do tend to keep a sense of optimism (I've been called 'overly optimistic' a time or two):

You are Form 0, Phoenix: The Eternal.

"And The Phoenix's cycle had reached
zenith, so he consumed himself in fire. He
emerged from his own ashes, to be forever

Some examples of the Phoenix Form are Quetzalcoatl
(Aztec), Shiva (Indian), and Ra-Atum
The Phoenix is associated with the concept of life,
the number 0, and the element of fire.
His sign is the eclipsed sun.

As a member of Form 0, you are a determined
individual. You tend to keep your sense of
optomism, even through tough times and have a
positive outlook on most situations. You have
a way of looking at going through life as a
journey that you can constantly learn from.
Phoenixes are the best friends to have because
they cheer people up easily.

Which Mythological Form Are You?
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Said by Kim at 4:45 AM

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Monday, September 20, 2004

What Tarot Card Are You?

Found this quiz on Jules' blog...I think it fits me, since I'm so damned competitive...LOL:

The Chariot Card
You are the Chariot card. The Chariot has the
energy to succeed. Their ambition and drive
leads them into competition, and they often
come out the victor. The fast-paced energy of
the chariot is met with the ability to control
and lead. The Charioteer's leadership is not
authoritarian but rather an attempt to bring
their team to victory. The Charioteer can be
obedient to those who have proven themselves in
a position of leadership. Physical prowess and
activity are important to the meaning of this
card. Travel is found here as a journey of
personal growth. Moving from one point to
another in attempt to find a better place may
be taken both literally and as a metaphor for
the inner self. Image from: Dorothy Simpson

Which Tarot Card Are You?
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Said by Kim at 1:57 PM

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Why would someone claim to be diabetic, yet say that their doctor refuses to diagnose as such; while at the same time say that they have taken the 3 hour Glucose Tolerance Test which resulted in showing that this particular person is hypoglycemic????

This person says that her blood glucose levels are in normal range, yet she tests her sugar at least 7 times a day?? Ummm...WHY???? My father IS a diabetic, and he doesn't even test his sugar more than twice a day.

All it took for me to find out my diagnosis of hypoglycemia was passing out, and almost hitting my head on my nightstand. I am a diagnosed hypoglycemic. I don't even test my sugar at all.

I would think that if someone didn't feel they were receiving the proper care from their primary physician, that they would FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR, wouldn't you agree?

A diagnosis of hypoglycemia has been EDUCATE YOURSELF on the symptoms, how to treat them, and how to handle them. Unless complaining about the symptoms garners more sympathy than treating the symptoms......

Said by Kim at 4:54 AM

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Saturday, September 18, 2004

Positively DELIGHTFUL Weather!

What an absolutely DELIGHTFUL weather day we're having here in Central California today! We are FINALLY getting a break from the upper 90-100 degree weather we've been having this month. Today there was quite a chill in the air this morning, and we have some thin cloud cover along with temps in the 70's. Just so refreshing!

I have the windows open, and a wonderful breeze is blowing through. SO NICE!!

Said by Kim at 1:29 PM

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For The Ladies

For all of us ladies who deal with PMS on a monthly basis....some definitions of PMS:

The Meaning of P.M.S.

1.Pass My Shotgun

2.Psychotic Mood Shift

3.Perpetual Munching Spree

4.Puffy Mid-Section

5.People Make me Sick

6.ProvideMe withSweets

7.Pardon My Sobbing

8Pimples May Surface

9.Pass My Sweatpants

10.Prissy Mood Syndrome

11.Plainly; Men Suck

12.Pack My Stuff

...and last but not least..

13.Potential Murder Suspect

Said by Kim at 9:10 AM

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Friday, September 17, 2004

New Blogger Added To "The Family"

We have another Lep Blogger added to the growing Lep Induced Blog Family! This one comes to us from the Land Down Under, Australia. Please welcome Danni's Diary to your daily reads! WELCOME DANNI!

Said by Kim at 7:58 AM

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Not What You Want To See On A Friday

Man, I came upon an accident this morning on the way into work. It wasn't a large accident, car-wise, but what caught my attention was a red motorcycle lying on the ground. As I drove slowly past, I saw the rider of the motorcycle, lying on his back, arms straight out to his side. Thank GOD he had a helmet on. There were plenty of people who had stopped, so I didn't feel that I needed to add to the growing commotion. But the sight just kind of took my breath away for a minute.

I sure hope he's going to be ok. Just another reminder to cherish every minute we are granted. Because you never know when the next minute will be your last.

Said by Kim at 7:49 AM

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What Color Are You?

Found this one on Patty's blog...I'm a GREEN:


You are a very calm and contemplative person. Others are drawn to your peaceful, nurturing nature.

Find out your color at Quiz Me!

Said by Kim at 5:46 AM

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Photobucket Outage

For those who may be wondering why you are seeing the dreaded red "x" where there are supposed to be pictures/images: There were disk failures at, and they are working to restore all photo albums:

Photobucket Outage Explained:

Photobucket has suffered mulitple disk failures in the last week. We chose SCSI disks because it was supposed to be much more reliable. Unfortunately, its just been a string of bad luck. The disk has finished rebuilding fine, but the filesystem was corrupt. Running this check/fix takes many hours. We hope to have the albums back up by tomorrow. This is just the honest truth and we don't want to promise they'll be back tonite. Also, we are flooded with email so please don't email us if you get a "page not found". Your album is not lost and we are apreciate your patience.

The Photobucket Team

Hopefully they will get everything back in working order by today.

Said by Kim at 4:48 AM

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Thursday, September 16, 2004

What Fairy Are You?

Found this on Julie H.'s blog. I am a Tree Fairy:

Wood Fairy
Your a tree fairy. You are any size and love your
life as the tree fairy. You are careful and
thoughtful. You have your head in the clouds at

What Type of Fairy are You
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Said by Kim at 10:31 AM

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Thought For The Day

SOME people should take personal inventory after viewing my Thought For The Day:

"If you can't laugh in the face tragedy or disaster....grab a pair of pliers. You'll need them to pull your panty wad out of your ass."

Said by Kim at 7:23 AM

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004


We have a birthday amongst the Lep Ladies! It's Lisa's birthday today! Here's hoping that you have a WONDERFUL day today!!!

Said by Kim at 4:32 AM

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Tuesday, September 14, 2004



Those of you Lep Ladies who are 'members' of the '40 And Fabulous Club', I have resized a couple of the banners that I made last year. If you wish to have one of the smaller banners for your blog, shoot me an email, tell me which size you would like, and I'll email it to you. You will need to host the image yourself....most of you have Photobucket?

Let me know, and I'll send the two choices.

Said by Kim at 5:38 PM

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Monday, September 13, 2004

You Know You're From Fresno When....

A friend of mine passed this along to me....and it's ALL TRUE!!! Those of us who live here in Fresno know the reality of the following ALL too well! Too Funny


>You have to explain to friends from out of town what animal a
>"Tri-tip" comes from.
>You think salsa goes on everything
>Drivers think a red light is just a suggestion.
>Your out-of-town friends start to visit after October, but clear out
>before the end of April.
>The best restaurants in town start with "El" or "Los."
>You think $400 a month rent is way too high.
>You know a swamp cooler is not a happy hour drink.
>People break out coats when the temperature drops below 70.
>The pool can be warmer than you are.
>You realize that Valley Fever isn't a disco dance.
>You still don't know your way around downtown. I've lived here all of my life and I can vouch for this one, judging by my lack of direction last week leaving jury duty!!
>Anywhere "and 99" is too far away.
>You think you're better than people from Clovis.
>Someone mentions the Fair and your thoughts immediately turn to
>Cinnamon Rolls.
>You drive just as fast on a sunny day in June as a foggy day in
>You have to explain to someone about "G Street."
>The whole town shuts down at 11:00.
>You complain about how boring Fresno is, but still make fun of
>people from Sanger, Selma, Reedley, etc.
>You hadn't been to Manchester Center in 10 years until the movie
>theater opened.
>You never knew how you managed before River Park.
>Someone from out-of-town talks about how foggy it is and tell them,
>"Just wait."
>You know not to take Shaw at 8, 12, or 5.
>You swear there was an orchard there last week, where now there are
>You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from

Said by Kim at 5:22 PM

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Back To The Grind

Yep...back to the grind after having a week off. Only this time, it seemed like a longer vacation. Maybe because I had to spend Wed. afternoon, and part of Thursday morning downtown (shivers) fulfilling my 'civic obligation' on jury duty. I can think of better ways to spend my time, thank you.

The last time I received a jury summons was back in December, 2002. During the same week that I was leaving with Kathy and her husband for Oakland/San Francisco on December 14th to see Def Leppard at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, along with my friend Bruce. Luckily, I didn't have to report for jury duty that time.

This just didn't seem like a very relaxing time, even with the two trip to Table Mountain for some gambling. Hell, I didn't even go to any Labor Day sales!

But, it's back to normal life now (if you want to call it that). And trying to schedule a lunch/coffee 'date' with my former skating coach and one of my former skating buddies is turning into quite the task. I think we've rescheduled at least three times. LOL!!!

Have a good Monday, all!

Said by Kim at 5:53 AM

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ES84's Link Has Changed

For those of you who have EuphoricSlang84 (ES84) linked, please change your link to:

Slang With Me

He has switched to Blogger, so please update your links. Teethy

Said by Kim at 4:20 AM

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Sunday, September 12, 2004

Nope, No "Joe/Kristine" Pictures Here.....

Damn, everybody and their dog must be searching for elusive pictures of Joe Elliott and his new bride Kristine, judging by the Google search hits on my tracker.

Sorry folks....I don't have any inside information, or photos of the newlyweds. Unlike some other people, I don't post pictures of the castle where they were married weeks before the event, nor would I post information about the event.

That's up to Joe and Kristine to release information about their wedding. If any information does get released, you'll probably find it on the Official Def Leppard Website.

Said by Kim at 6:26 AM

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Saturday, September 11, 2004

Should There Be Annual Ceremonies?

As I was watching some of the Memorial Ceremony this morning being broadcast live from Ground Zero, I began to wonder this: Should there continue to be an annual ceremony marking this day?

On the one hand, there should be annual observances of this day that changed life as we knew it in the United States. We should take time out, and remember those who perished in those awful exhibits of cowardism and terrorism, each year on this date.

However, on the other hand, my thought was also this: By opening up emotions each year, how do the families begin to move on? Their hearts are being ripped open again each September 11th with these ceremonies. How do they begin to heal from these wounded, broken hearts with continued public ceremonies?

I'm on the other side of the country in California, yet I shed tears of pain as I watched the mourning families during the Memorial Observance this morning. I can't even begin to comprehend their pain.

Said by Kim at 5:45 PM

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Friday, September 10, 2004

A Solemn Date

Tomorrow is 9/11. It's been three years since that fateful day when so many lives were taken away. Taken away by the hands of cowards. Yes, COWARDS. They were too cowardly to live and face the reality of what they had done. They were too cowardly to see the pain and grief on the faces of the families and friends of those who were taken away so suddenly, and violently.

Their masterminds are too cowardly to be found. They hide in holes in the mountains of the Middle East like little cockroaches. But don't worry.... they WILL answer to a higher power (or lower power as the case may be). The followers of these cowards are just as cowardly, as they wear head coverings to conceal their identity.

They try to take away our freedom with their cowardly acts and threats. But I will NOT live in fear. To live in fear means they have won. And we are a stronger nation than that. They can NEVER take away our resolve.

WTC Never Forget

Said by Kim at 5:44 PM

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Thursday, September 09, 2004

Just One Wrong Turn.....

As I left the free parking lot we were assigned to park at for jury duty yesterday, I turned in the direction that I THOUGHT was leading to the freeway. Instead, I ended up on Golden State Blvd., which used to be the old Highway 99 many, many years ago during my childhood. So I took the next exit, and ended up on Fresno's Skid Row. Screaming

Needless to say, I won't be taking THAT route again today when I leave the Courthouse! (Hey, the only time I ever go downtown is when there's something going on at the Convention Center, which isn't all that often now). What a wonderful way to spend a portion of your vacation, eh? I hope they will call me into "The Box", and dismiss me early. I could give a damn less about serving on a jury.

The judge said yesterday to all of us that it is your 'obligation' to serve jury duty. Obligation, my ass. It's a waste of my precious time. I have better things to do with my time than to listen to a public defender with the personality of a slug. And some of the people who are still currently in "The Box" don't sound like the sharpest knives in the drawer, either. *sigh*

On another subject.....I had the STRANGEST dream before I woke up this morning. I had a dream that this United airliner flew VERY low by our office window, then I saw this huge cloud of smoke by where the airport is located. There was a second plume of smoke a couple of minutes later, then all of this debris came showering down outside the window. Probably with the anniversary of 9/11 quickly approaching, that contributed to my dream....because I *NEVER* remember any of my dreams. Weird.

Said by Kim at 6:07 AM

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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Well Hell.....

I went to the dentist this turns out that I have a rather large cavity in my upper left wisdom tooth, and she is recommending oral surgery to remove my wisdom teeth. Shit....not what I wanted to hear. She recommended having at least the upper two wisdom teeth removed, but also suggested just having them all removed while I'm there.

I've had oral surgery once, for a tooth extraction when I was younger. Call me a big chicken, but I don't want to do this! So tell me what to expect..those of you who have had wisdom teeth removed, so I can decide when to do this.

And if that wasn't bad enough, I have to report downtown this afternoon for jury service....double shit. I *HATE* going downtown!

Update....I have to report back for jury duty tomorrow morning....triple shit!! The case is evidently against some young guy who must have resisted arrest, and punched an officer while drunk at a topless bar, based on the questions the first panel of prospective jurors were asked. I care. Bum

Said by Kim at 9:30 AM

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Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Super Vault!

Well, SOMETHING is happening on the Def Leppard front. The rumored 70's remake of classic British hits appears to be just that (for now, anyway)...a rumor.

BUT, this little tidbit arrived in my inbox this morning via the Def Leppard appears that we are going to be treated to a "Greatest Hits" release, to be titled SUPER VAULT here in North America:

Def Leppard Official Newsletter

You may have heard the rumors already, so let's come clean and give you some facts: Island/Def Jam and Universal/Mercury will be releasing a new Def Leppard compilation album in October, titled "BEST OF DEF LEPPARD"; an updated 'replacement' version of the band's previous Greatest Hits compilation "VAULT", which was originally released in 1995. In North America, the new release will be called "SUPER VAULT".
The new compilation will be available in various different formats. For example, the tracklisting of the North American version will be different than the UK/European version, and on some markets a limited edition double CD will be released, including a brand new Def Leppard version of a classic hit song from the 60s. Furthermore, a DVD of "BEST OF DEF LEPPARD" will also be available, containing some 30 promo videos from 1983-2002.

At this time, we are unable to give you the finalized tracklistings, exact release dates or any other details, as they are not fully confirmed yet. Also, keep in mind that all information stated above is still subject to change. For now, we'll leave you with a little teaser of.....well, you can probably guess what it is (or what it could be)! Keep checking for more details to be announced in the next couple of days!

Something to hold us over until the next NEW release?? Ponder

Said by Kim at 6:18 AM

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Monday, September 06, 2004

Prince Concert Pictures are my pictures from the Prince concert on 9/4/04 in Fresno. They aren't the greatest, because the digital I took with me is a crappy one, and the quality isn't very good because of the lack of a zoom lens. But for whatever it's worth... here they are - the last picture is during his encore, Purple Rain:

Said by Kim at 8:14 PM

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Publicity, Or Privacy?

There seems to be varying opinions on the issue of the rumored wedding of the lead throat of Def Leppard, one Mr. Joseph Thomas Elliott to his lady love, Kristine.

Some fans seem to think that all news regarding the rumored wedding should be made public, and that we fans are 'owed' pictures of the event. My question to those fans is WHY? Joe doesn't 'owe' the fans ANY information about his private life. Yes, it would be nice to hear something about the wedding, but I'm not losing sleep over not knowing, or seeing pictures. What should be a very sacred, PERSONAL moment in his and Kristine's life shouldn't be subjected to hoardes of media swarming all over the place, in my opinion.

All that Joe and the rest of the band "owe" us as fans is more great Def Leppard music. They don't 'owe' us one bit about their PERSONAL lives. Perhaps one should walk in his shoes for a few moments. Would YOU want every aspect of your personal life publicized?

Said by Kim at 8:09 AM

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Sunday, September 05, 2004

That Was Awesome!

Prince was AWESOME! The man has not aged one bit, and man does he put on a show!

But a little about pre-show dinner, first. Kathy, her sister in law Shawnie and I headed to Red Lobster for dinner. We were seated quickly, and placed our orders. Kathy and Shawnie had the Snow Crab special, and I had fried shrimp. Our dinners were served to us, and as Kathy began to crack her first crab leg.....FORE!!!! A piece of the leg went flying right past Shawnie's head! Kathy and I started cracking up, because this seems to be a recurring theme whenever we eat somewhere. Flying broccoli, now flying crab legs! Too Funny

We finished our dinner, got up to head for the restroom when Kathy (who was trailing me) grabbed me and said, "Uh, Kim....why do you have the size of your pants taped to the back of your leg?" DOH!!!! I had gotten a new pair of jeans last weekend at Macy's, and I thought I had all of the tags off....but there was a clear strip taped to the back of my left leg, clearly showing what size I was wearing. Good thing I didn't walk into the concert wearing that!

I smuggled my digital camera in by stuffing it into my sock. I remembered that they didn't do any sort of pat-down or metal detector at the Van Halen show, so I thought I'd try....and I suceeded! Now I wish I had taken my good digital...that one has a zoom, and is programmable for low-light, action shots.

There were some rather 'interesting' outfits being worn by the women in the crowd, ranging from full-on formal, skin baring dresses, to just jeans and a top. This one chick looked like a call girl, with her floor length SKIN TIGHT fire engine red dress with a plunging front AND back.

Halfway into the show, this one chick was pulled onto the stage to dance to one of the songs. GOOD LORD, get a bra on!!! She had on this tube top sort of thing, and she was not a skinny minny by any stretch.

Then during the last couple of songs, about 10 girls were pulled out of the crowd to come dance onstage, and this one was without a doubt employed at one of the "Mens Clubs" here in town, judging by what she was wearing, and how she was dancing. But it was amusing to watch.

All in all, it was an EXCELLENT show, and it received a rave review from our local paper. I will try to put the pics up sometime this week. They aren't up close, and unless you were there, they probably won't mean much, but I'll put them up anyway.

Said by Kim at 6:18 AM

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Saturday, September 04, 2004


Well, this is probably a stupid thing to do, since I will have one ticket that will basically go down the toilet, but I upgraded my previous seat at tonight's Prince concert SUBSTANTIALLY this morning!

My original seat was way up in the rafters, a $38.00 ticket. This morning, more seat were released, and I am now 6 rows from the floor! In-The-Round mind you! This ticket was $61.00 (plus the TicketBastard charges), but you know what? I DON'T CARE! I want to be able to say I SAW Prince, instead of seeing a speck of Prince. And I want to be able to have a good time, dancing the night away, instead of having my binoculars against my face all night!

See the difference between my old seat (Section 214) and my new seat (Section 108)? I'd say it's worth it!

Dumb? Maybe, but I'll see if I can sell my ticket to someone looking for one ticket. Hopefully there will be takers. If'll go in the scrapbook.

Said by Kim at 8:07 AM

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Friday, September 03, 2004

Vacation Starts At 4pm!

Yes, I am off for another week, beginning at 4 pm today! Hey, with 5 weeks of vacation a year, I gotta use them sometime! I'll be off again during Thanksgiving week, and Christmas week.

I got one of the items I'd planned to do next week checked off my the oil changed yesterday. One of the advantages to having your dealership just down the street from work is being able to drop your car off before work, and get some nice exercise in walking back to work. I even refused the shuttle service so I could get the exercise. Walking

Tomorrow night....PRINCE!!! This will be my first time seeing His Purpleness, and I can't wait!

Hopefully, the 100+ degree temps we've been having this week are a thing of the past now. I can handle the 90's right now. But it doesn't help that my particular part of the office at work is like a frickin' icebox all day.

So I'll be checking in frequently next week. And for those in Florida...TAKE CARE!!!!

Said by Kim at 5:13 AM

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Thursday, September 02, 2004

Blow Your Friggin' Nose!

Why do I have to be the 'lucky' soul who has to sit in a cubicle room all day with a 63 year old Laotian man who refuses to blow his frigging nose? He'd rather sit there at his desk all day, and suck his snot down the back of his throat with this God awful snort, than simply blow his damned nose! I'm gonna place a box of tissues on his desk if this keeps up.

Said by Kim at 3:04 PM

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Just thought I'd let my poor Sonic-deprived friends know that I had lunch at Sonic today, after picking up my car from having its oil changed. My, my it was good...and I thought of all of you with every bite (as far as you know). LOL!

Said by Kim at 1:13 PM

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Boy, SOMEONE with an AOL address is sure interested in this archive post of mine: Archive.

Wonder who is so interested in this post all the time? LOL! Keep it up and I'll post your IP for all to see.

Said by Kim at 10:47 AM

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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Ummm...Heard About That Already

Damn...what is it with people posting old news on message forums and blogs? Helllllloooo...the train already left the station, dumbasses!

Said by Kim at 10:40 AM

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