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"Croc Hunter" Killed by Stingray

Sep. 4th, 2006 | 10:06 am
location: Browns Mills, NJ
mood: blank blank

I don't normally cry over celebrity deaths, but this time is different. He was a good man.

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The Little Mirage is taking some Downtime

Sep. 2nd, 2006 | 07:29 am
location: Edison, New Jersey
mood: annoyed annoyed

Yesterday Elena, Lindsay, Otis and I were driving down 206 in the rain and we hydroplaned into another car which hit another car. =( I've never seen air bags deploy until last night when both of mine blew up in our faces. I feel like crap. I'm just so mad. Everything was going so well. Tim will be home in 4 days. I'm doing really well in school and everything was just coming togethor, then this happens. ERRRRR. I need to rent a car now. =( Enterprise doesn't open until 9am so I can't call 'til then. And my grooming school doesn't open until 9am so I can't call them until then either to explain my dilemma. I'm just so annoyed right now.

When I told Tim about it last night he was so sweet and positive about the whole thing. he kept telling me not to worry and that "it will be alright." He's sucha a good man, the best.

I'm just trying to remained focused on the fact that everyone is alright. It's just hard to not get depressed and angry over this whole thing.

I know in time it will all be okay. I just hate this. =(

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It Helps to Think this Way

Aug. 25th, 2006 | 06:09 pm
location: Edison, New Jersey
mood: cheerful cheerful

I was thinking about it last night and I've discovered that I don't really regret anything...
I'm not proud of all the choices I've made, but I don't regret them either.

When I was on the road trip with my sister she told me this story about a man who had a horse run away. Everyone in the town said "oh, poor you. Your horse ran away". But the man would reply "No it's ok, because you never know what's a good thing and what's a bad thing." Sure enough his horse returns and with a wild friend. And everyone in the town said "Oh, lucky you. You now have two horses"! But the man kept the same attitude because you never know what's a good thing and what's a bad thing. Then the man's sun was riding the wild horse and feel off and broke his arm. Everyone said "Oh poor you, your son's arm his broken". And the man would say "It's ok, because you never know what's a good thing and what's a bad thing."
I don't remember how it ends... but somehow having a broken arm saved the boys life because if his arm wasn't broken he would have been doing something else that would have killed him... (Well, it makes sense in my head, haha.)

I like that story, because the moral is so true.

Tim on the phone, gots to go.

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Interesting Artical

Jul. 16th, 2006 | 04:53 pm
location: Dad's Office
mood: blah blah

10 Jobs That Let You Work With Animals

By Candace Corner, CareerBuilder.com writer

If you were the kid who enjoyed a day at Sea World more than Six Flags, slept with your cat at the foot of your bed every night, or describe your dog as being one of your best friends, you may be interested in a career involving animals.

Traditionally, the first job that comes to mind in animal interaction is usually a veterinarian, but there are a lot more out there that can take a little less schoolwork and still let you work with your furrier friends. Education requirements are one of the first things to consider, since a career in preventive medicine takes a lot more time and money on your part than a part-time job as a dog walker.

Another important thing to consider is what you would like to be doing for the animals. Are you interested in hands-on work or do you want to focus on educating other people about animal life? What kinds of animals do you want to work with?

There are a lot of options out there, with fields in care and conservation of wildlife, animal training, education and a variety of closely related fields that use animal interaction in their work.

Here are 10 jobs -- beyond veterinarians -- that let you work with animals:

Animal Behavioral Trainer
What they do: Teach animals how to act in response to different conditions or stimuli. Training is conducted for entertainment, protection, detection or companionship.

What they earn: $36,000 is the median salary with one to four years of experience.*

Animal Caretaker
What they do: Assist in grooming, training and companionship for animals staying in pet spas, kennels and similar temporary locations.

What they earn: A median salary of $30,000 when working for a company.

Marine Biologist
What they do: Study and interact closely with the lives of species that spend all or most of their lives in water.

What they earn: $45,000 is the median salary.

Park Manager
What they do: Oversee daily park maintenance and operations. They are in charge of preserving and protecting wilderness areas.

What they earn: $40,000 is the median salary for state and local government positions.

High School Science Teacher
What they do: Educate students on the methods of observation, experimentation and study of different topics in science, including animal life.

What they earn: A median salary between $41,400 and $45,920.

Animal Groomer
What they do: Maintain the appearance and hygiene of animals.

What they earn: A median salary of $30,000 when working for a company.

Veterinary Pathologist
What they do: Study the scientific causes, development and results of diseases in animals.

What they earn: A median salary between $120,000 and $160,000 for industry work.

Animal Welfare Lawyer
What they do: Practice law with special focus on how it deals with animals. Cases can range from veterinary malpractice to anti-cruelty issues.

What they earn: The median annual earnings of all lawyers are $94,930.

Zoo Director
What they do: Organize and direct zoo operations. This position includes everything from analyzing the annual budget to organizing the special care of animals.

What they earn: The average starting salary for zoologists is $28,000, increasing to $36,000 after five years.

Animal-Assisted Therapist
What they do: Study behavioral patterns in animals and apply techniques to improve mental, social and physical issues within humans through animal/human companionship.

What they earn: Median annual earnings of physical therapists are $60,180, but the concentration of animal-assistance may increase or decrease earnings. Some animal-assisted therapy is considered volunteer work.

* Salary sources: Payscale.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), American College of Veterinary Pathologists (AVCP), The Princeton Review

Candace Corner is a writer for CareerBuilder.com.

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Joined YouTube

Jul. 15th, 2006 | 07:06 pm

Now someone teach me how to upload my videos and stuff... :P


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Birthday Calculator

Jun. 28th, 2006 | 08:19 am
location: THD At-Home Services, Inc.
mood: bored bored

You entered: 9/18/1982

Your date of conception was on or about 26 December (on the day I got married???)1981 which was a Saturday.
You were born on a Saturday
under the astrological sign Virgo.
Your Life path number is 11.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 3 & 6.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 9.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2445230.5.
The golden number for 1982 is 7.
The epact number for 1982 is 5.
The year 1982 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/25/1982 and ending 2/12/1983.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Dog.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Bear; your plant is Violets.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Hathys, the third month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 11 April 1982.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 18 April 1982.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 24 February 1982.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 30 May 1982.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 6 June 1982.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Saturday, 18 September 1982.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Thursday, 8 April 1982.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 23 February 1982.

As of 6/28/2006 8:12:59 AM EDT
You are 23 years old.
You are 285 months old.
You are 1,241 weeks old.
You are 8,684 days old.
You are 208,424 hours old.
You are 12,505,452 minutes old.
You are 750,327,179 seconds old.

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 3.39882583170254 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!)

There are 82 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 24 candles.

Those 24 candles produce 24 BTUs,
or 6,048 calories of heat (that's only 6.0480 food Calories!) .
You can boil 2.74 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1982 there were approximately 3.6 million births in the US.
In 1982 the US population was approximately 226,545,805 people, 64.0 persons per square mile.
In 1982 in the US there were 2,495,000 marriages (10.8%) and 1,180,000 divorces (5.1%)
In 1982 in the US there were approximately 1,990,000 deaths (8.8 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

Your birthstone is Sapphire
The Mystical properties of Sapphire

Though not meant to replace traditional medical treatment, Sapphire is used for clear thinking.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)

Agate, Moonstone, Lapis Lazuli

Your birth tree is

Lime Tree, the Doubt
Accepts what life dishes out in a composed way, hates fighting, stress and labour, tends to laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous, loyal.

There are 180 days till Christmas 2006!
There are 193 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was new.

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Jun. 20th, 2006 | 09:13 am
location: Work

Found another random picture of me and some friends.

Stole from: http://seaisle-nj.com

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Jun. 4th, 2006 | 01:48 pm
location: Dad's Office in Browns Mills, NJ
mood: content content
music: Temperature by Sean Paul

One bad thing ended on last Saturday (05/27) and a old better thing started the following day (5/28). And I can't help but think maybe everything does happen for a reason... because the timing on all of this is just too coinsidental... And then I remember that I don't believe in that. Haha. *sigh* I've been acting retarted lately...

Thing: Code word for something I don't want to share... maybe I will later, but I'm not ready to now, not with anyone.

I can't wait for June 13! Marie comes home from Mexico and I get to talk to someone for the first time. Someone being a therapist... *sigh again* I'm gonna give it a try. I've got nothing to loose.

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In Korea

Apr. 12th, 2006 | 07:23 am
mood: awake awake

I haven't adjusted to the time change at all hear. I keep napping to late in the day when I shouldn't be napping at all. I think I fell asleep around 3am this morning and now it's a little past 7am and I'm already up. Tim is sleeping and he looks so peaceful.

I'm very excited for him to come home and for us to move to AZ togethor. Tim said we should live there until June 2007 and then his contract will be up. :D It seems so close. I can't imagine married life without the Army, but I really want to know what it's like.

I have a research paper due for English when I get back to the States. :( Ick, and I haven't even started working on it... stupid research paper and all it's stupid research.

So now I'm thinking I will just procrastinate by writing in my journal and ignoring the deadline my teacher as set for us.

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Which One will it Be?

Feb. 26th, 2006 | 03:07 pm
mood: refreshed refreshed

I need to buy Timmy a new laptop. His keyboard stopped working again :P Any recommendations?

Now I have to go write an English paper and study some history. :P Blah. Sundays are never fun for me... :(

Then tomorrow I have to call MasterCard and dispute a charge. Fun, fun, fun. Stupid Korean resturant taking advantage of our credit. Errrr.

I think I should make this friends only... but I haven't decided yet.

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