Sunday, December 24, 2006


Today is Christmas Eve, and many are cooking for tomorrows festivities, except for me. My sister came over and we did Christmas this afternoon. So far I have gotten some gift cards to McCalisters, a T-shirt, and a necklace from James Avery!!! Brooke has scored one of those Lucky the Wonder Pups, a V-smile from her God Parents, a Strawberry Shortcake doll, and a princess book. So far I have played with Lucky and the V-smile, and as I type Brooke and my mom are worn out from the Christmas Eve festivities that will continue tonight. Anyway, I'll keep everyone updated on our status on Christmas. Santa will come tonight though and we'll see what finds we come away with!!!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Life Sucks

Last night my best friend Megan and I celebrated Christmas at our favorite local resteraunt, Moon Garden. It was great fun, and we really enjoyed exchanging Christmas gifts. However, this Christmas is much harder than others in the past have been. I'm saddened by the fact that in the next week we will have our last Moon Garden dinner or lunch for some time. I guess I'll be finding other places or maybe going to eat their by myself. Megan will be moving to Amarillo on the 26th of December, and I'm rather sad. Like I told my mom last night, she has been my rock for so long and I don't know what I'm going to do with myself when she's gone. I mean she's not dying but she is moving a considerable distance from us. I know that she is going to further her life by being with her boyfriend Danny more and going to school and all, but damn. So after the first of January on Friday and Saturday nights you will finding me sitting at home watching something unknown for a length of time because Megan will not be here to hang out with. I'm saddened because my life is going to become so dull. It has always been filled with joy and fun when I'm with Megan or even on the phone with her. We talked last night and it's almost as if I'm not going to make it without her. I don't know what I'm going to do. We have been BEST FRIENDS since the first grade, that would make 17 years in 2007. I know that we will continue our friendship. I nearly lost her once, and I'm not going to let it happen again. I love that girl so much and without her I am lost. Its going to take some time adjusting to all of this change, but I think I'll be okay. Anyway, I hope this is not the last picture of "us" forever, I know it will be a while, but not forever.

Megan, thanks for the good times, our friendship and many other things. It is much appreciated. I hope that I've been there for you as much as you've been there for me, and when you get pregnant, not anytime soon please, I'll be there for you just as you were there for me. I could've have been blessed with a greater friend than you. Thanks for all you do for Brooke and I throughout the year. I know this is not goodbye forever, but more like goodluck, but non the less it's hard. I love you very much, and so does Brooke. So from the both of us hugs, and sugar bearies!!!


Friday, December 08, 2006

Okay...a small update

I know it's been so long since everyone has heard from me last. Since you've heard from me, I've had nine inches of my hair cut off, and I begin finals on Monday. Kind of excited because I'm ready to be done. DONE I SAY, until next semester that is. I have yet to score a date, and that is fine. I'm going to my company Christmas Party tomorrow and I'm really excited because this is the first time that I've felt like I was part of a company, like I actually belonged there. I LOVE IT!!! I will be so ready to have a break until next semester, because for many of us it is much needed.
I've had better attendence this semester because Brooke hasn't been so sick, and I PRAISE God for that one. Here are a few pictures of my hair, Brooke and our interesting Christmas tree. And I have to say that a fellow blogger has become one of my greatest advisors and friends. I love the friends you can make through the blogging community. You know who you are, and even though he's on the East Coast he can still somehow relate to what's going on in my life right now. Thank you. Go check him out...He's Space Coast Musings on my links. Well, I thought I'd update you guys because I know you must have been wondering if I had fallen off the face of the earth. Brooke is laying beside me on the couch just a snoring away so I guess I had better take the both of us to bed considering it's nearly mid-night. So until next time friends. We'll talk to you later.

Light a Candle for Hope

Today, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the pharmaceutical monolith that charges nearly $1,000 for a 30 day supply of one of its HIV/AIDS medications, is donating $1 to the National AIDS Fund for each person who simply visits their website and "virtually lights a candle."

The tally is over 900,000 now.Please take a minute to "light a candle":

This really will take just a second, promise! :) And feel free to forward on to friends.

Light a candle for Hope, Faith, and Love. For your friends, your family, and those you don't know who are or will be affected by this awful disease.

I read a book when I was a sophomore in high school by Ryan White, who died from AIDS during his writing time. He was born December 6, 1971. The doctors told his parents that he was a Hemophiliac, which meant that anytime he got a cut they had to give him Factor VIII, and the dose that they gave him came from a man that was infected with AIDS. They had no extensive testing back then (1983). He became the poster child for AIDS, visited Michael Jackson's ranch many times, got to spend time with Elton John, and many others. He lived with AIDS for 7 years. He was strong and I admire his family for not treating him any differently and his friends. He left this world on Brooke's birthday April 8, 1990. Here's to you Ryan and the difference you have certainly made in my life. I dedicate this post to you and your family. You were an amazing kid, and I could read "your story" over and over again. So well, written and so meaningful. I hope that more students have the opportunity to read your student.

I was doing a bookreport when I happened upon this book and I was hooked. Hooked for life and so much that I would read it several more times before I graduated. I sat on the fence at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo and cried as I read through this book. I was told that I was not allowed to bring reading material with me again. It was addicting and I could read the whole thing in one night, and it even inspired me to read it again. It never gets old. I LOVE IT!!! I recommend that you pick up "Ryan White: My Own Story" from your local library or Barnes & Nobles and give it a read. It cost me $7.00 at Barnes & Nobles, pretty cheap for a book I love.

May God bless all that are living with or will contract AIDS.