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Over Gyllenhaal into this...

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really is this place alive, I forgot it existed.....

glad I found it again
Ten years ago, it was 1996. Take this survey, post the results, and see how many things have changed since then.

1) How old were you?
THEN: 27
NOW: 37

2) Where did you work?
THEN: stay at home mom
NOW: Kinko's (3rd interview tomorrow).... by the end of the year, Kern County Human Services

3) Where did you live?
THEN: Newport Beach, CA
NOW: Bakersfield, CA

4) How was your hair style
THEN: Down to my butt, dyed black.
NOW: Mid back, natual chestnut brown, lots of silver at the temples

5)Did you wear contacts?
THEN: no.
NOW: no

6) Did you wear glasses?
THEN: I was supposed to.
NOW: I do.

7) Who was your best friend?
THEN: Stephanie, Ida, Christine, Jenniffer
NOW: Ida, Vicky

8) Which of your pets were still alive?
THEN: no pets.
NOW: Sinder, My love Tigger and new kitten Figaro

9) Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend?
THEN: Married the Cowboy
NOW: none - thankfully

11) Who was your celebrity crush?
THEN: Stephen Baldwin and some le Bon guy
NOW: there just isn't enough room.... Cusack, Gyllenhaal....

12) Who was your regular-person crush?
THEN: The Cowboy
NOW: Sadly I don't have one, don't want one

13) How many piercings did you have?
NOW: One in each earlobe.

4) How many tattoos did you have?
THEN: none
NOW: none

15) What was your favorite band/singer?
THEN: Duran2
NOW: Neil Finn

16) Had you smoked a cigarette?
THEN: Yes -
NOW: ummm...duh

17) Had you gotten drunk?
THEN: yes.
NOW: yes

18) What kind of Car did you drive?
THEN: 1992 Ford Taurus
NOW : 1998 Mercury Sable

19) What was your favorite TV show?
THEN: X-Files
NOW: Ghost Hunters

20) Were you using the internet?
THEN: I had just gotten my pc... no internet until 1998
Hope ypur having a great day!!!!!!

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Hope everyone is doing well..... I have news, getting a divorce, going back to school, moving foward.... I'll keep you all updated as I can

via an email from my mom.....


1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair
2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish
3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes
4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair
5. Elmer's Glue - paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any

6. Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea
7. Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water
8. Minor burn - Colgate or Crest toothpaste
9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!
10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too

11 Bee stings - meat tenderizer
12. Chigger bite - Preparation H
13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H
14. Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)
15. Stinky feet - Jello!

16. Athletes feet - cornstarch
17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub
18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and we drink this stuff)
19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!
20. Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper

21. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray
22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby
23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls
24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on
25. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar!

26. Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!
27 Tie Dye T-shirt - mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak
28. Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!
29. A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!
30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste

31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.
32. To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.
33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!
34. Baked on foo d - fill container with water, get a Bounce paper softener and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets, soak overnight!
35. Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!

36. Dirty grout - Listerine
37. Stains on clothes - Colgate
38. Grass stains - Karo Syrup
39. Grease Stains - Coca Cola, it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!
40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours.
41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox, or 2 Bayer aspirin, or just use 7-up instead of water.
....... it's crying time again.

2 songs by Buck Owens. He died last Saturday, in his sleep - in his own bed after performing Friday night at The Crystal Palace ( his showcase - aka the Grand Ol Opry of the West ) here in Bakersfield. Today he will be laid to rest. This entire week has beenna time of mourning here in Bakersfield. That mixed with the crap that life's been throwing out , plus the weather has been soggy and sad.... The gloom is pouring out of the pores of most Bakersfieldians. BUT.... Buck will be missed, ALOT!!!

Before I moved here I liked Buck Owens, actually grew up on his music and watching Hee Haw with my parents back in the 70's. He gave Dwight Yoakham a nice push into the lime light when he re recorded his song "Streets of Bakersfield" as a duet with Dwight. Before that Dwight had a following but he wasn't mainstream, he was considered "Punk -a- Billy" or " Psycho Rock a Billy" - whatever it was I loved it. I loved me some Dwight Yoakham back in the late 80's when he played little clubs off Sunset. The "Streets of Bakersfield" duet with Buck in 1988 really put DY on the map. Once I moved to Bakersfield - against my will almost ( as some of you will remember ) - I had to check out Dwight's memorablia at Buck Owen's Crystal Palace... what a trip. That place seriously is the Nashville of the West. If you ever HAVE to go to Bakersfield for business or anything CHECK IT OUT!!

After a while Dwight had a gig at the Crystal Palace, we went and it was awesome... Buck was a BLAST! That prompted my curiousity.... who the heck was Buck Owens....I don't really know, but what I do know is awesome

~ he gave 10% of his yearly income to both his church and the SCPA

~ he owned the town newspaper - and gave every high school in town 750 free copies EVERY day, so the students and teachers could be encouraged to read and be informed.

~ he owned 2 television stations in town, each having lot's of give aways, teacher of the month ( with $1,000 cash for the classroom ), bi yearly Community Hero's awards, quarterly food drives outside the stations that packed ALL of the food banks in the county plus some in LA and Kings County.

~ he owned 2 radio staions here... both doing similiar things to the TV stations, plus playing "family friendly" music, news and commentary.

~ he was BIG on mamograms. In 1990 ( I believe, I wasn't here... I was still in the OC ) he paid for EVERY WOMAN in BAKERSFIELD and the SURROUNDING AREA to get a free mamogram... I read it was 42,000+ woman and any of them without suffficient insurance who had a lump... Buck paid for thier treatment. Still every year he gave money to be used towards mamograms for the uncovered.

~ He gave everywhere it seemed.....

The schools, including Cal State
The local Blood Bank
The Boys and Girls club
The scouts ( boys and girls)
State Firemans Association
Lords Little Angles ( they pay for families to bury thier young when they don't have money for a funeral )
All kinds of Music and Art programs

So GOODBYE, Buck Owens .... you'll be missed here in Bakersfield, and across the world by your many friends.....
I was looking for school friends on myspace.... and I found one of my NCI group whose been MIA for 10 years... but the cool things is she does crafty crap in the Bronx

Crafty crap like these........

cool huh??

I had to share, I totally thought of you when I saw those flowers!!!
And *I* thought it was interesting.....

So maybe some of you will


First, Some Reality

Name: Shellie

Nickname: Shell, Mom, Mrs. C

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Occupation: Mother, Crossing Gaurd, Student in waiting

Does your reality bite?: Not really

Secondly, Your Dreams. What you Wish you had ( even if for a little while )

Name: Shellie

Location: Josephine County, Or.

Occupation: The female Stephen King, or family counciller

Relationship: the one I am in

Vacation: 2 weeks in Malta or Belize or the British Isles

Super Power: Mind reading (for my hubby and kids)

Thirdly, Your favorites. In three's

1. Jake Gyllenhaal
2. Joaquin Pheonix
3. John Cusack

Television Shows:
1. CSI - Las Vegas
2. Wife Swap
3. Extreme Home Makeover

Recording Artists:
1. Neil Finn (Crowded House, Split Endz)
2. Duran Duran
3. Dwight Yokham

1. Eddie Izzard
2. Robin Williams
3. Ryan Stiles

1. Skinny Chicken (with rice)
2. Manderine Chicken Salad
3: Panciet (Filipino dish)

1. Flicker
2. Deviant Art
3. My Space

1. Writing
2. Photography
3. Cooking

1. Stephen King
2. Sue Grafton
3. Albert Camus

1. Berries and whipped cream
2. Black Forrest cake
3. anything chocolatety

1. My Husband
2. David Duchovony
3. Jake Gyllenhaal

1. walking
2. Dancing while cleaning house

1. El Tortio Bar and Grill (NOT Cantina)
2. Wool Growers Basque Cafe'
3. Bob's Big Boy

1. Wildberry Green Tea
2. Wild Cherry Pepsi
3. Spritzer - 1/3 merlot & 2/3 slice

1. The Stand
2. Full Metal Jacket
3. Donnie Darko

Evening Out:
1. Staying in, with a fire and agood movie
2. Small club on Sunset with a good band
3. Dinner then home

1. My kids (yes, that's 3)
2. My Husband
3. My family (parents, brother, sister-in-law, that's 4 more :p)

Places to Relax:
1. The Beach
2. A spot near a river
3. a moutain lake

1. My mother
2. Ansel Adams
3. Claude Monet'

1. Vera Wang

1. Locks of Love
2. American Cancer Society
3. Lots of health and childrens causes

1. Woman's Day
2. Sunset
3. Cooks Illustrated

Fourth, and Last. Beliefs, yes or no

Heaven: yes

True Love: yes

Money buys Happiness: not really

Karma Exists: yes

Sh*t Happens:YES

8 Hours Sleep: hardly ever

Family Values: Yes

American Dream: maybe

True Friendship: yes

Please answer when you can and send it back so I can get to know you better.

You're 75% Irish

You're very Irish, and most likely from Ireland.
(And if you're not, you should be!)
How Irish Are You?
as what I am.....

I was born a Cancer, I guess the powers that be got it right

You Should Be A Cancer

What's good about you: you're incredibly kind, caring, and generous

What's bad about you: you can be too moody and impossible to understand

In love: you enjoy wining and dining the object of your affection

In friendship, you're: likely to depend on other friends for emotional support

Your ideal job: historian, marine biologist, or religious figure

Your sense of fashion: you dress to match your mood

You like to pig out on: classic home cooked meals, like mac and cheese
What Sign Should You Be?