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I guess today is Thanksgiving...

You represent... angst.
You represent... angst.
You have an extremely cynical outlook on just about
everything. It's okay to sulk and be
depressed, but life is short, and you only get
one. It's only what you make it, and only you
can make it improve.

What feeling do you represent?
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How old is Grandma? The answer might blow you away:
One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current
events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the
shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandma replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born, before
television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact
lenses, Frisbees and the pill. There was no radar, credit cards, laser
beams or ball-point pens.

Man had not invented pantyhose, air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes
dryers, and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and man
hadn't yet walked on the moon.

Your Grandfather and I got married first-and then lived together. Every
family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than I, 'Sir'- and after I
turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir.'

We were before computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and
group therapy. Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good
judgment, and common sense. We were taught to know the difference
between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our

Serving your country was a privilege; and living in this country was a
bigger privilege.

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent. Having a
meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening
breeze started.

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and
weekends - not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, or
yogurt. We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's
speeches on our radios. And I don't ever remember hearing about any kid
blowing his brains out because of listening to Tommy Dorsey.

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan' on it, it was junk.

The term making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had Five & Dime stores where you could actually buy things for 5
and 10 cents. Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and
a Pepsi were all a nickel. And if you didn't want to splurge, you could
spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards. We
could attend the local theater matinee on Saturday for 5 RC Cola caps.
You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600 but who could afford one? Too
bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

In my day, "grass" was mowed, "coke" was a cold drink, "pot" was
something your mother cooked in, and "rock music" was your
grandmother's lullaby.

"Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office, "chip" meant a piece of
wood, "hardware" was found in a hardware store, and "software" wasn't
even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a woman needed
a husband to have a baby.

Some presidential history:
Look what happens when a President gets
elected in a year with a "0" at the end. Also notice it goes in
increments of 20 years.

1840: William Henry Harrison (died in office)
1860: Abraham Lincoln (assassinated)
1880: James A. Garfield (assassinated)
1900: William McKinley (assassinated)
1920: Warren G. Harding (died in office)
1940: Franklin D. Roosevelt (dies in office)
1960: John F. Kennedy (assassinated)
1980: Ronald Reagan (survived assassination attempt)
2000: George W. Bush ????????????

And to think that we had two guys fighting it out in the courts to be
the one elected in 2000.

You might also be interested in this. Have a history teacher explain
this----- if they can.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird.
Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.
Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford..'
Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln' made by 'Ford.'

Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here's the kicker...
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

My birthday went pretty good. Thanks to all of you whom wished me a happy birthday. The rest of you..well..poo. :P

I had all sorts of things to talk bout, but this is what happens when you wait. You forget.

I know I had a weird dream, something about sweeping up nails from the floor and it being a never ending task and how I kept having to tell the children to not step on the wooden floor and they wouldn't listen...

Gonna crash n&M's T-day party tomorrow.

Annoyed at silly work. :P

Playing with making a search feature for my lj. I wish I knew more about making indexers/spiders so I could maybe make my own that would be a bit more dynamic than the option I'm going for now. *grins* I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to be able to search a persons journal for something I knew was there...Even my own.

Lookit. The longest paragraph so far, of my own content, was about techie stuff. Yay.

I should be sleepy. I don't know how I keep up with this schedule of mine. I get 4 hours of sleep at most in a day, it seems. I need to get some homework done...

I threw a mouse out of my apartment today. Bad mousey.

Remind me I'm a -bad- person. (TM) I need to thank all the people who sent me stuff..did stuff for me on my Birthday...specially the ones that kinda went above and beyond (mostly my Aunt...) and I haven't. Ugh...

N'ways. I'm gonna go back to vegging. Wish I could play video games or something...Nobody who wants to talk to me is around today. :)

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