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Our Cat Trixie Needs Your Vote! [Nov. 10th, 2008[Snapshot Taken]02:51 pm]
Dear Friends:

Please vote for our cat, Trixie. I entered her in the cutest pet competition, at:


Keyword: Pets.
Find her name, TRIXIE under the TOC-WIM section (she is pet 26 out of 102). This is her photo: http://1043myfm.com/cc-common/gallery/display.html?album_id=148692.

We love her SO MUCH and she's not only cute, but she is our heart.

Voting Begins Today, November 10, 2008, at 12:00 p.m., to November 17, 2008. Please cast your vote!

I will let you know how the voting goes...maybe our little Trixie will make it to the finals!

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WAMU has fallen [Sep. 26th, 2008[Snapshot Taken]12:21 pm]
As you may or may not know, I got a job six months ago with a lawfirm that has an associate contract with Washington Mutual. We represent (represented) I should say, Washington Mutual in the premise liability actions brought against it.

Apparently, my boss was at the meeting yesterday when the megolith fell. I'm sure I'm breaching some sort of Attorney Client privilege, but an internal memorandum written to the employees yesterday said that as many as 40-400 branches would be closing. Believe it or not, it was better for the Washington Mutual Employees that JP Morgan Chase bought it out rather than Wells Fargo.

I don't know if JP Morgan plans to pick up our associate contract with our claim adjusters, which would mean that our law firm would get picked up along with them, or not. If so, we lose 50% of our caseload, and that could mean our jobs as well! As the newest member of this lawfirm, it looks like I'd get the boot before the secretary that has been here for 30 years, and my associate, who has been with them for 3 years.

JP Morgan Chase so far is only on the east coast. I don't know if they are planning to set up Chase Bank branches up here, or what. My boss is il communicado right now, so I'll have to wait and see.

The office, as usual, is strangely calm, for being hit with this sort of news. It's like that around here, there are only certain paths of etiquette into which you can move, and it's extremely oppressive.

The only happy camper? The new CEO that WAMU picked up right before they went down: http://money.cnn.com/2008/09/26/news/companies/fishman_wamu/index.htm?postversion=2008092613. He was hired with all sorts of bonus packages, and is now making off with a severance check...a salary that could be as much as $18 million dollars for just a few weeks' worth of work.

Could my new post come and go just as easily?
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Potential has an Expiration Date. [Sep. 25th, 2008[Snapshot Taken]01:34 pm]
It’s a very, very slow Thursday at work. The entry I wanted to post was lost somewhere in the transition from work to home—on a thumbdrive, or something smaller than a micro-chip. A very small droplet.

The boss is away from town. Our secretary is asleep, except for when she wants to yell and me and my associate. You can set your clock by what she’s doing at all times of the day. In a few minutes, she’ll be wheeling herself from her front table (very scarcely decorated with whatever she believes she’s identified herself with in this miserable life of hers)…a small postcard of a Japanese Kabuki, a child that is not hers…and loads of our files that are either defunct, or that are being withheld from us, because the boss has to see it first.

Yeah, I felt sorry for her for about a minute, and then after criticizing and berating me for putting my post-it notes in the wrong spot, or billing for “letters” instead of “correspondence” or some such banal insignificance, I quickly grew weary of her. We don’t speak except when I have to tell her the mandatory “good morning,” otherwise she takes this as the greatest rebuke. Not as if it helps…no matter how much I try and perfect my job, she will not grow to like me. She resents her life too much to feel any sort of camaraderie unless it is for her own benefit.

I guess that all the stuff I’ve been doing for the past year (more thoroughly explained in the lost post which I promise to search for) has been keeping me away from my thoughts…literally. I’ve quieted them down so that I could focus on matters that would produce MONEY. That’s the trouble. I am not a very superficial girl, although I love clothes. But money = food, stability, vacations…
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The Incredible Trixie! [Sep. 22nd, 2008[Snapshot Taken]11:09 am]
[Manic or Depressive? |satisfiedsatisfied]

These clips are very short, but they are from my heart, to yours...

The first clip is my lovely girl, Trixie, at age 2, speaking to her Papa (if Charlie ever found out I put her out there like this, he'd be so irate!)

Here she is again, doing a trick I like to call "squirrel."

She is the first and only cat I have allowed myself to love, and what a deal I got out of it!

I promise to write soon. How is everyone?
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Please Save Hank's Life! [May. 2nd, 2008[Snapshot Taken]12:57 pm]
[Manic or Depressive? |sadsad]

Hello My Dearest Friends:

My brother and his girlfriend asked me for a favor...by brother's girlfriend's roommate Stephanie is giving up her dog, Hank. She will either put it to sleep or put it him in a shelter where he will have no chance.

I read his story, and it doesn't seem fair that he should be abandoned so many times and then finally put to death. I can't rest until I know he has a happy home. Please, everyone, spread the word or re-post his profile in your journals.

Here is Hank's story and photos:


It hurts me really bad that this dog loves his owner so much even though she is trying to give him away. It's so sad that even though I've posted his profile everywhere, no one seems to be interested.

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Distraction [Sep. 16th, 2006[Snapshot Taken]01:13 am]
Make one and post it in a reply so that I can see what kind of love you generate...here's mine:

pixies are love
brought to you by the isLove Generator

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Santa Barbara With Charlie [Mar. 25th, 2006[Snapshot Taken]05:29 pm]
Charlie picked me up from my house and we started heading North Saturday, March 25. I believe it was sprinkling, or at least looked like rain. The fight from the week before had dissolved into a ghost of an itch in the back of your throat—just enough for you to wonder whether the cough would re-surface. It didn’t. We took our bikes along for the ride, and it was my first day cigarette-free.

Debbie, Charlie’s mom, had booked us a hotel in advance because for many schools, Spring Break had started. Driving down State Street in Santa Barbara, we found our hotel. It was of the single story seedy variety, and Charlie announced that for $170/night we should be getting the Crown Plaza. Without setting foot onto the premises, Charlie called the lady at the reservation desk and told her that we wouldn’t be making it because we’d gotten into a car accident. I laughed at this drastic excuse, but it’d gotten him out of airtight reservations before.

A few blocks later, Charlie and I agreed on the Orange Tree Hotel. It was for the same amount as the ‘Roach Motel’ so that’s where we hung our hats. The receptionist was watching a makeover talk show and I made a comment about how people generally don’t know what looks good on them, to which she responded, “like me.” I shrugged and told her she was adorable. She blushed profusely, and just like that we were friends. Before going up to the room, I noticed a pink Victoria’s Secret shopping bag Charlie had in tow. I began to feel flushed; not only were we going to spend the weekend away from everybody in a hotel all by ourselves, Charlie had gotten me a present!

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The Dating Game [Mar. 20th, 2006[Snapshot Taken]12:55 am]
Dear Friends:

I'm not sure you want to know this much about me, but this is a great quiz. *Suffs* who can blame me for not having any money pending BAR results? I will write soon!

Kisses, V.

Dating StrengthsDating Weaknesses
1. Flirtiness - 100%
2. Adventurousness - 66.7%
3. Appearance - 62.5%
4. Varied Interests - 57.1%
5. Friendliness - 50%
1. Vanity - 83.3%
2. Lack of Essentials - 75%
3. Negative Reputation - 55.6%
4. Financial Issues - 54.5%
5. Arrogance - 50%

Dating Strengths Explained
Flirtiness - Flirting is a good way to break the ice, and you are a pro at it. Being flirtatious will open up many dating opportunities.
Adventurousness - You are willing to try new things and be spontaneous. You want to get out there and really live, and you will attract people with a similar love of life.
Appearance - Despite what some will say, appearance matters in dating. You get high marks on appearance. Just make sure you balance it out with other qualities.
Varied Interests - You don't limit yourself, and that's a dating asset. Your varied interests make you available and interesting to a wider range of men.
Friendliness - Your friendliness makes you approachable and fun to be around. A wide circle of friends also works to your advantage on the dating scene.

Dating Weaknesses Explained
Vanity - Learn to put a lower priority on looks. Appearance is, of course, important, but vanity is undesireable. The only people you will attract are the superficial.
Lack of Essentials - Dating is difficult for you because you lack certain key things, which may include private space, a car, money, or a nice wardrobe. Work toward obtaining these essentials!
Negative Reputation - Your reputation may be working against you. Sometimes this is impossible to control, but try to counter-act it by presenting yourself in positive ways.
Financial Issues - Your financial situation is not in good shape, and this does not bode well for you on the dating scene. Try to get on top of your financial difficulties.
Arrogance - You are a bit full of yourself. You need to practice a little humility now and then, as arrogance can be a turn-off.

Take This Dating Quiz
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Merry Christmas! [Dec. 24th, 2005[Snapshot Taken]10:39 pm]
My Dearest Friends,

With my last classes of law school finally completed, a clean bill of health from all psychiatrists, and a newfound love for comic books...I wish you all a Merry Christmas!

This is me, my brother Karl, and since Ayler's Head was facing the wrong way on this one, I photoshopped it in. He's really much sweeter-looking. "Woof."

Another failed attempt at the perfect Christmas card. My Mom is a photographer in training...

Finally, Charlie and I wish you all Happy Holidays!

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To All Our Hurricane Katrina Angels... [Sep. 2nd, 2005[Snapshot Taken]01:16 am]
...may your efforts be fruitful and your journey blessed. Our love and support are with all those touched by Hurricane Katrina's destruction.

By the way, have any of you heard that relief money was actually available for New Orleans but was Diverted to the War effort in Iraq? Does anyone know more about this and care to extrapolate?

Love, V.

quiz white innocent
Innocent little angel. You are sweet and naive. You
blush easily when it comes to personal or adult
things. You catch yourself giggling and being
shy all the time. You are easy to get along
with and you make friends fast. Others are
attracted by your carefree and light manners.
You do get stressed easily by hard situations
and it makes you emotional. You tend to act on
the first emotion that pops into your head
which makes you childish. People tend to humor
you and don't give you so much respect, because
they see this from you. You can be mature. You
have a pure heart that is open to a world
you're unsure of. You actually believe that
people are innocent until proven guilty.
Downside is that others take advantage of you
and can hurt your feelings. Just make sure not
to be so easily lead and you'll be fine.

Which White Angel are You? (pics included)
brought to you by Quizilla

I was impressed by this quiz; someone was insightful enough to raise my eyebrow. It's worth the minute if you're into these.
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