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Saturday, April 21, 2007
I'm angry.
Do you know what really makes me mad?

(Lots of things?)

When family members screw their family over. I have an uncle who is the most irresponsible person. I may have blogged about him in the past.

My aunt and grandmother have things in a storage facility that he is responsbile for. Some things have intense personal value... such as the moss bag that my aunt had for her son. They are aboriginal and this is about as personal as that one baby blanket that your child was never without for the first year of his life. You cannot replace it.

Well my uncle gets his mail at my mother's house and I signed for a registered letter for him there. It was the storage facility. He hadn't paid the bill.

I called my aunt and told her, she flipped out and called her brother. Why didn't I call him? Because he's a very angry person and would simply tell me to pi$$ off.

She has been giving him money for this storage as she lives about ten hours away. Obviously he's been drinking away the money.

Today in the paper was a notice that the contents of the storage would be sold. I tried to call my aunt again but there was no answer. I called my mother, figuring she might care that her mother's furnature and her sister's personal items were going to be sold.

My mother was irritated that I was interfering. She didn't want to get involved in "his business".

She phoned him. He said "it's taken care of".

She called me back to tell me that.

So I called the storage people.

Money is still outstanding. It's been owed for over two months, so it hasn't been "taken care of". Is it right to lie to your family? I am mad that he is lying to everyone, that he's so irresponsible and that I know if I phone him he will get self-righteous and mad back at me when HE is the one in the wrong.

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Saturday, April 07, 2007
Personal DNA
You are an Inventor

· Your imagination, self-reliance, openness to new things, and appreciation for utility combine to make you an INVENTOR.

· You have the confidence to make your visions into reality, and you are willing to consider many alternatives to get that done.

· The full spectrum of possibilities in the world intrigues you—you're not limited by pre-conceived notions of how things should be.

· Problem-solving is a specialty of yours, owing to your persistence, curiosity, and understanding of how things work.

· Your vision allows you to identify what's missing from a given situation, and your creativity allows you to fill in the gaps.

· Your awareness of how things function gives you the ability to come up with new uses for common objects.

· It is more interesting for you to pursue excitement than it is to get caught up in a routine.

· Although understanding details is not difficult for you, you specialize in seeing the bigger picture and don't get caught up in specifics.

· You tend to more proactive than reactive—you don't just wait for things to come to you.

· You're not afraid to let your emotions guide you, and you're generally considerate of others' feelings as well.

· You prefer to have time to plan for things, feeling better with a schedule than with keeping plans up in the air until the last minute.

· Generally, you believe that you control your life, and that external forces only play a limited role in determining what happens to you.

If you want to be different:

· Try applying your creativity to more artistic arenas, and letting your imagination take less practical forms.

How you relate to others

You are Encouraging

· Your outgoing nature, understanding of others, and directness make you ENCOURAGING.

· You want others to do well for themselves, and you generally believe in their abilities.

· You often know what's good for people because of your caring nature and your worldview.

· When you care about someone, you don't keep it to yourself: you are good at letting people know that you're thinking of them.

· Because you trust people, you take violations of that trust very seriously.

· You thrive in social situations, and even though you know who you like and who you don't like, you can interact well with many different types of people.

· You have a healthy respect for people who have earned what they have, and you strive to be similar to successful others.

· You are a loyal friend and a good listener.

· You're not afraid to let your emotions guide you, and you're generally considerate of others' feelings as well.

· You prefer to have time to plan for things, feeling better with a schedule than with keeping plans up in the air until the last minute.

· Generally, you believe that you control your life, and that external forces only play a limited role in determining what happens to you.

If you want to be different:

· Sometimes, in the course of being encouraging, you can be a bit judgmental—this can make it more difficult for others to follow your advice.

· While you are an expert at getting the most out of the world and taking advantage of many experiences, you might gain some insight by taking the time to be alone, reflect on things, or just observe the goings-on in the world.

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Friday, April 06, 2007
New way to Google yourself
No... not oogle yourself. Google.

Do this. Google your first name and the word 'needs'. Put in in quotations. As in "heather needs"...

See what you get. I got:

Heather needs men... NOW!
Heather needs new boobs.
Heather needs to start wearing a brassiere.
Heather Needs Two Therapists.
Heather Needs Some Body...Guards.
Heather needs a childhood.
Heather needs Gatorade.
Heather needs a family who will commit to her one hundred percent.

That is a little bit scary, I have to say! I'm obviously a shallow, small chested, crazy nymph who needs energy and has little familial support!

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