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Be of Good Cheer.

The fourth in a trilogy. (Yes, I get the irony.)

In one of the hardest periods of my life, I was jobless, flat broke, and unable to make my rent. I have a good friend in my life, Carolyn, who has always been like a surrogate mother to me. Over the 35 years that I have known her, she routinely reiterates the offer to help me if I am ever in trouble. When I told her then what kind of trouble I was in, I received a check from her two days later. It was a thousand dollars,… Continue

Added by NatureJunkie on December 25, 2008 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

New Scare in LV..Video Deletion! AHHH!!

Videos upon videos are being deleted in LV.. Copyright Infringement is the name of the freakin' game..

Songs being added to videos that are copyrighted are being deleted..

I knew friends who had their vids deleted because of this..

BUT a video without music will suck..right?

They said put uncopyrighted music..

and have you heard these free music?

Oh, they SUCK!..and freakin' BORING! LOL

and sometimes putting a cool… Continue

Added by ferdz ines on December 24, 2008 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

A Christmas Care Package

In response to my last two blogs, I was inspired to rethink my angst about gift giving by the comments of 30andOut, Tahllulah, and ScribblersSanctuary, who relish the opportunity to give at Christmas unencumbered by the anxieties I feel. Ken even sees his gifts as extensions of himself. I like that “gift as extension of self” philosophy. I’m going to try that philosophy on next year and see if it fits me.

About ten years ago, I let a financial advice guru… Continue

Added by NatureJunkie on December 24, 2008 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

Ok...I give up...

I have been FORCED to download Skype as a means to keep in touch with folks I no longer see here. Even my MOTHER is on Skype...sheesh. So I guess I'd better get with the program. My Skype is Justanotherusername1. What's yours?

Added by JustAnotherUserName on December 22, 2008 at 10:55pm — 4 Comments

Whaaaaaaa your blogging?

Yes i decided to do a blog and let everyone know how i'm doing...and stuff like that...first i want to say THANK YOU....thank you to everyone who made me and scott a video...we really appreciated it...and we plan on doing a video giving a proper thank you to soon as this xmas thing is finito moms is flying out for xmas and staying a week with i've been trying to get everything set up for her...cause i really want her to have a good time...right now… Continue

Added by PrincessEricasWorld on December 21, 2008 at 10:02pm — 3 Comments

The Rejection of the Gift Horse

Until I was five, people could be divided into two categories: grownups and children. But at five, I became aware that there were actually three groups: There were grownups, and then there were little kids and big kids. I was a little kid. Chris W. who lived down the street was eleven—a big kid. Chris was the only big kid in my neighborhood who paid attention to me. In return, I adored him.

In the autumn before I turned six, Chris had his garage fully occupied with two construction… Continue

Added by NatureJunkie on December 19, 2008 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

The Best Gift EVER!

The best gift I ever received was a talking toy chimpanzee called Chester O'Chimp. He was manufactured by Mattel in 1964, but I felt certain that Santa's elves would have no trouble making an excellent knock-off. Chester was about the size of a baby chimp, and when you pulled a string on his back, his rubber lips moved while he said any one of a dozen wise cracks. Santa really came through for me that year, big time. I loved Chester for a solid two or three years. I have not… Continue

Added by NatureJunkie on December 17, 2008 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

Jalen's Moon

Friday's full moon was amazing - the closest the moon has been to us in a long time.

I wished upon it, calling it Jalen's moon.

Jalen was a beautiful 5 year old boy, the son of a friend where I work, a twin to his sister Sheriden. But last Tuesday, he died suddenly. His appendix burst, and he died. His family is heartbroken beyond belief.

Yesterday, during the visitation and memorial service, people were lined up to give their condolences to my friend and his… Continue

Added by gabrielized on December 14, 2008 at 9:50pm — 1 Comment

PSA will be night... doh!!!!

Sorry...little crisis with the nephew-dude. Was over his house all day making sure he completed a major school project and it lasted waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay longer than expected. Will have to get that PSA up tomorrow night, after school.

Take care, all!

So sorry again. Insomniac bout...will try again tomorrow you guys, PLUS a new playground, PLUS a new banner, PLUS a new contest. ;o)

Movie Maker is buggy tonight (loaded too many effect add-ons,… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on December 9, 2008 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

..sigh..Where Have All The Cool LV Peeps Gone?..

I was in LV this past days and noticed I am NOT seeing much of the cool people I knew there now.. No more activity..not in the bulletins..not watching vids (ARGH!)..not posting new vids (AHHH!!!!)..NOTHING!

then I went to The Ark and BAM!

THEY ARE ALL HERE NOW and looks like like having real FUN! LOL..sigh..

Ok what can we do..this is a COOL site too thats why..

he he..

DAMN! FERDINAND! There is NOTHING you can do!… Continue

Added by ferdz ines on December 6, 2008 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

LiveVideo Die-Hards...

I go back and forth, honestly, about whether I'm hurting LV's chances to thrive by having an ARK that displaces some of the creative energy away from there.

However, I don't see people closing up shop on LV just because the ARK is here (maybe two or three, for personal reasons) but as I see it, most of us ARKians have one whole foot in LV and the other roams about trying to get some footing. Many of us have even become more active on YouTube as it is- ironically, the only sure thing.… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on November 29, 2008 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

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Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo Mango xoxo

Added by Mango8260 on November 26, 2008 at 11:40am — 2 Comments

Your Mission, Should You Decide to Accept... to go harass BlancheNoE, Pendragon, MOTC, ElMiner, and whomever else are left among the LV die-hards until they get their friggin' arses over here!!!

Who's with me?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


well, okay, I'm at school at the moment, but AS SOON AS I GET HOME....!!!

Added by SydTheSkeptic on November 24, 2008 at 5:28pm — 4 Comments

Is My Local Convenience StoreKeeper RACIST?

I went to this convenience store (which was few blocks away from my rented room) to buy something to eat after waking up with an angry stomach from a grueling night shift (patients running here and there not sleeping, shouting and all- to which I managed mano y mano mostly because I was the only male psychiatric nurse on duty)...

Going inside the store, I saw this Black man ( I think an expat from Africa) standing by the counter with his choosen goodies to pay and this storekkeeper I saw… Continue

Added by ferdz ines on November 23, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

JFK, 45 years on.

45 years ago today, JFK was assassinated. I was a kid in school when we

found out. I remember it like it just happened though. The first thought

I had was that the Russians were going to bomb us. A little girl in class started crying. They sent us home early. I went to my room and threw my school books on my bed angrily. The next few days we all watched events unfold on tv. LBJ taking the oath on the plane with Jackie Kennedy next to him, Oswald being shot by Jack Ruby. It was a… Continue

Added by photo2010 on November 22, 2008 at 7:54pm — 6 Comments

Hope for LIVEVIDEO??????

Check THIS out....(thank you CallMeHol)

text below...

Job Snapshot


Los Angeles, CA

Base Pay:

$60,000 - $110,000 /Year

Posted: 11/20/2008

Contact Information

Contact: Nitu Gulati-Pauly

Phone: 949.861.3434


Description This position is open as of 11/20/2008.

C# - - Software Engineer - Programmer -… Continue

Added by SydTheSkeptic on November 21, 2008 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Immigration Update....

David has received his 10-year green card! It took just over three years. Obviously we're thrilled. It's like this enormous weight has been lifted off our shoulders.

My friend, Debra, married a Polish guy a couple years ago. She's 14 years older than him but there's no doubt in my mind that they're a "real" couple. He's lovingly taken on her two children; one of them has severe autism. Unfortunately, Immigration didn't believe them and he was deported to Poland last week. The… Continue

Added by JustAnotherUserName on November 20, 2008 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Hi. I'm your weather girl and have I got newssssssssss for you...

Recently my cousin started inviting me to shows of his new band, Versanova. I really would like to go to the shows, but the thought of it makes me kinda ill when I think about it. I used to be really involved with music (worked at a music venue, shot photos of bands, was a merch girl, even had my voice recorded on a band's CD and a song written about a conversation I had with a drummer of a band). Anyway, I had a bad bad bad HORRIBLY bad split with my musician friends--including my cousin. I'm… Continue

Added by kateybella on November 20, 2008 at 12:07am — 1 Comment

Birthday Card

Last Sunday was Mom's birthday.

Dad called and asked me to purchase a card for him to give to her.

It's great to hear his croaky voice getting clearer and stronger exactly one year after oral cancer treatment.

Prior to the disease he's been a man of few words. - I believe he's called me 5 times in my life.

But don't get me wrong - He's very pleasant and kind.

-So this is me in the store looking at "To my wife" birthday cards..

"To my beautiful… Continue

Added by flophousepoodle on November 19, 2008 at 9:17pm — 3 Comments

The New Addition!

My son was born November 11th, 2008 at 3:02 pm
7 pounds 7 oz
Happy, healthy, content.
Now I just need to catch up on sleep!

Added by Alandria on November 18, 2008 at 11:03pm — 7 Comments

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