Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Tuesday's Notes

Hello ! Its me again. I've been reading a book titled "The Gift" by Nora Roberts. Nora Roberts is a great writer. "The Gift" is a perfect book to read for the holidays if your into little love stories, that is. The writing of Nora Roberts in my opinion is quite poetic and heart warming. Its quite easy to see why she is the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

On a different note the month of December is here once again. Christmas won't be too far behind. The weather just won't make up its mind. Its either extremely cold or warm with a little chilled breeze or its raining. I wonder with weather like this if we are going to get any snow here in Georgia I just don't know. Who knows maybe Colorado will decide to share some of its snow with us here in Atlanta that would be something.

Monday, November 29, 2004

Monday's news

Good evening world here I am again. Here's a little personal note that I will share with you - my favorite show on television is "West Wing" though I can't tell you why because I don't understand it myself to tell you why. I can say that Martin Sheen plays a great President on the show. I really have to admit that I have told you a great many things that might seem irrevelant to anyone else but there it is.

On a different subject it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas more and more. Grocery stores are putting Christmas trees out for sale, decorations on the shelves and Christmas tunes play on the radio. Just when everyone was getting ready for Thanksgiving now everyone is getting for the next holiday which is Christmas. It seems like we are all jumping from one holiday to the next. Its really kind of weird when you think about it. Next thing you know it will be New Year's Eve. My favorite of all is New Year's Eve especially "Dick Clark's Rocking Eve" and watching the Peach drop on television.

What I will miss about this time of year is Autumn which is my favorite season of all. Happy Holidays everyone good night.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Sunday Entry

Good evening here I am again. I said that I wasn't going to come here and complain but I'm going to do it anyway so here it goes. Its hard travelling solo otherwise known as being single. When it comes to finding someone I'm seriously going to need some self-help either that or find a psychiatrist.I don't know if thinking about this continuesly is going to change anything but my being single is a preoccupation of my mine. I'm 20something and still single and the forecast never seems to change. I'm beginning to think that I have what's known as the "There's something wrong with me syndrome". I'm living single and yet it feels like I'm living in the land of forever single in my twentysomething years of my life. Pretty soon I'm going to have a join a Dating Service because I'm getting less and less hopeful that I will ever find someone. I will probably end up being eaten by a pack of wild dogs or surrounded by a million cats before I turn 30 which I'm hoping doesn't happen. Honestly I think that I might end up becoming the world's oldest living single woman in the world which is a really really scary thought for any woman to think about. Of course I could write my own self-help book on being single when everyone else around me is married and part of the book would include being single nearing the point of jumping off the nearest bridge, just kidding. In the end I just needed to say a few things either that or spontaneously combust.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

A Day Spent Being Lazy

Hi !! good evening here I am again. Well quite honestly I spent the day just being lazy. I laid around and watched some movies I had rented and then I watched a little television. Some times we all need days where we do absolutely nothing and there's nothing wrong with that. I really wanted to see the movie "The Chronicles of Riddick" though because my favorite actor Vin Diesel is in the movie. Blockbuster said that all of them had been checked out and there was none on the shelves much to my displeasure. Just when I want to rent a good movie its never at the video store which can pretty much ruin a whole day in my opinion. I have to say that no one makes great movies like Vin Diesel does. In my honest opinion Vin Diesel is the epitome of "being male" to a young woman such as myself. I just had to add my 2 cents on that subject. Well that's all I have to say for now so good night world.

Friday, November 26, 2004



I'm having stomach pains

my eyes are red

and my arm hurts when it rains.


I almost bit my tongue in two

my ears are ringing

and I think I have the flu.


I can hardly talk

my nose is stuffed up

and my legs hurt when I try to walk.


My throat is all red

I might possibly have chicken pox

and I almost feel dead.


My toes  are swollen so they might just fall off

I could have the measles

and it really hurts when I cough.


Even now I can hardly see

 its hard getting out of my bed

and I might have a temperature of one hundred and three.


I almost forgot - I don't have school until Monday

so I'll just pull the covers up over my head

and sleep in for the rest of the day.


By: Monae Doyle

Inspired by my mom and 2 nieces who have been sick recently

and my favorite writer Shel Silverstein







After Thanksgiving Thoughts

Good morning !! In my opinion after Thanksgiving shopping is like The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, its that wild. It's also like watching squirrels stocking up for winter time. I went into Kohl's today which is a store that I go to sometimes. I walked into Kohl's and I've never seen so many people in one place before. Cell phones were ringing left and right.

What's really amazing is that I saw 3 deers trying to cross a busy street. With homes being built and trees being cut pretty soon deers won't have any place to go. Before you know it deers will become extinct just like the dinosaurs who once roamed the earth.

On a different side of the news I read that today was being called "Black Friday". It was written in the newspaper that shopping over Thanksgiving weekend will be the lowest in a decade according to America's Research Group. Obviously they had it wrong because they didn't go to the stores like I did or they would have seen hordes of people stocking up on this, that and the other. After today the pockets of America will be empty and the economy will certainly be back in business.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone !! Well today I had Thanksgiving with my family who happens to be my mom, dad and 2 of my nieces Megan and Jeanette. We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner and dessert. I have to say that no matter where you are in the world its only a matter of who is with you. I am with my family and that is what I am grateful for. I am glad that I am here with them than to be anywhere in the world. We should find something to be grateful for no matter what it is. I am sure grateful for my family who loves me and I love them. I would rather be here at home than to be with anyone else. If I had to choose who I wanted to be with for the holidays it wouldn't be with a celebrity or any famous person it would be with the people that love me most of all. I am glad that I have the people in my life that I know love me more than anything in the world.In the end all holidays should be like this.......beyond perfect.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Last minute thoughts

Good evening here I am again . It was another one of those rainy drowsy kind of days. As a reminder Thanksgiving is only 1 more day away so it's last minute grocery shopping for many tomorrow and I'm sure that I will be one of those people. Work has been keeping me busy as usual which is of course nothing new . I wonder how many people are cooking for Thanksgiving this year ? I wonder if there will be hundreds maybe thousands then again there might not be that many cooking in the world. I wonder if there's anyone in the world who thinks things like this besides me ? Well I guess that's about it for now dear void good night .

Monday, November 22, 2004

Before The Holidays Cleaning

Good evening. It's been one of those rather grey drowsy kind of days here in the South. Well Thanksgiving is almost here and so is Christmas. It's time once again for the usual ritual of eating enough food which would most likely feed a third world country and then some. On the news it is reported that some people will be heading out of town to visit in-laws for the holidays while others will have in-laws flown in from different parts of the world. I'm not one of those people. I'm usually at home with relatives for Thanksgiving so we don't have any big time rituals which some people have. The one part of Thanksgiving that I like most though is watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on television. So what else can I say ?  Happy Holidays Everyone good-night.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Stuff For Saturday

I don't feel chatty today I just want to get to the point of what I have to say. Thanksgiving and Christmas is soon to come and now I'm feeling less and less excited as the days go by. I don't feel as "wow" about the holidays as I had a week ago. As the holidays near I am feeling uh.......NOT so much. Maybe I just had a long day. I might wake up tomorrow and feel differently you never know.

Has anyone ever had days like this ? Then again maybe its just me. Maybe, maybe not.......

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Thursday's Thoughts

Hello good evening world. Since Thanksgiving is only a few days away I was thinking about the holidays which got me to thinking about all of the traditions of Thanksgiving. I was curious to know how different parts of the world celebrate Thanksgiving. I was also thinking that it would be interesting to know how places like India, China, Hawaii, Russia, Australia, Jamaica, Sweden, Norway, Boston, London and Alaska celebrate their holidays. I wonder if the holidays in other parts of the world are different from mine.

On a different note I was also thinking about the soldiers who are still in Iraq and I got to thinking that the soldiers might not be able to be home with their families for the holidays. I hope that they are able to return home to be with their families on this Thanksgiving. We should all be grateful that we get to be with our families because our troops might not be able to have that opportunity. I just hope that they will be.

In other news it was reported that a 72-foot tall white pine tree was placed atop Rich's Macy's store at Lenox Square on Wednesday. Following tradition of course, the tree will be lighted on Thanksgiving for all of the world to see.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful and memorable holiday. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE !!!! good night.

P.S. everyone who has a chance should read the journal of a woman named Marainey on AOL journals. She is a truly sweet person and one heck of a writer. Her journal is quite memorable to read. Everyone should check out her journal before the holidays.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004


Hello good evening here I am. Once more good evening here I am. As you can tell I am quite excited. Let me begin without making introduction. John Scalzi the writer sent me an entry he wrote about how he opens a bar of chocolate. Well after reading that I was so excited that my thoughts got ahead of me as they are now. I AM A CHOCOHOLIC let me repeat I AM A CHOCOHOLIC and I'm not ashamed to say it. I love CHOCOLATE yes I love CHOCOLATE. I rip open a bar of chocolate with reckless abandon. I love HERSHEY bars, HERSHEY kisses, HERSHEY with almonds. I love CHOCOLATE doughnuts, peanuts, pancakes, ice-cream, cookies you name it. I have to say that I love GODIVA CHOCOLATES those are my favorite.

I would love it if the HERSHEY company would adopt me as their spokesperson or perhaps as their adopted long lost daughter. I wouldn't mind that at all. I would love it if I were given the key to the city of HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA or as I love to call it "heaven on earth". I also have an idea in mind for the HERSHEY company. How about a CHOCOLATE line like foam baths, soaps, perfume, powder and lotions and the ingredients would be made from real CHOCOLATE....hint...hint...hint...How's that for an idea or two. All of the products would be edible wouldn't that be something ????

Women all over the world could soak in a tub of edible CHOCOLATE bubbles. Women who are great fans of CHOCOLATE would run out and buy the products in droves and I would be one of them.  Hint...hint...hint...hint....

Monday, November 15, 2004

Monday's Memo

Good evening ! Its officially cold here in Georgia. Another week is here and there's a few things that I'm looking forward to, one being Thanksgiving and the other being the annual lighting of "The Great Tree", which takes place on Thanksgiving night which just so happens to usher in the holiday season which historically began 57 years ago at Rich's downtown store for which is now officially closed and that I am sad to report.

I can also tell you that I am looking forward to Christmas which is quickly followed by New Year's Eve. I usually stay up to see Dick Clark's Rocking Eve on television which has become something of a holiday tradition for me. It all begins - The arrival of the holidays though winter decided to come a little early.

Lastly my favorite holiday is Christmas. Christmas is all about putting up the Christmas tree, adding its decorations, singing to Christmas carols on the radio and drinking warm egg nog. Mainly I have to say that Christmas is just one in a list of my favorite things.  So let me ask this question can anything be more perfect than the holidays ??? I have to say that I hardly think not. 

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Sunday's Notes

Here I am again good afternoon world. Well here is a little note of some things that I find hard to believe. The actor Tony Danza is hosting a talk show. I've seen people eat road kill on a show famously known as "Fear Factor" and now this.

I wonder what will happen next. Perhaps Jerry Springer will become the next Presidential leader, I'm kidding then again that could happen. Does anyone feel the same way ???

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Another Note For Saturday

Hello again its me. Well I thought I would add something personal as if I don't do that anyway. If someone were to ask me what my favorite movie is I would have to say "84 Charing Cross Road". 

The actor Anthony Hopkins played the role of Frank Doel very well. I think that the movie"84 Charing Cross Road" was a delightful old movie based on real people. I only wish I knew someone who had the book because I would really like to read the book. I am an avid book reader so the movie was great for someone like me. I don't know of anyone else who is a fan of the movie by that I mean I have never met anyone who has told me that they are a fan of the movie.

It rarely comes on television which is awful. It would be nice if the movie came on television more for fans like myself. I wonder if anyone else feels the same way.

A note for Saturday

Hello here I am again good evening. I don't really have anything to say. I just wanted to write a little note for this evening. It's another Saturday night and I don't really know what would be good to see on television. My niece who is 12 years old has a friend spending the night here at the house. It's easy for my niece to make friends but me I just find it hard to make friends with people. I'm not a very social person. I rarely go out unless I'm with my family and my nieces. You could say that I'm more of a quiet person. I guess that's why I started keeping a journal. My journal is a place that I can express my thoughts and perhaps share news that I find of interest. I kind of feel that it's strange that I have gone public with my thoughts but maybe it's not so strange at all. Who knows what I might say next you just never know.

If anyone should come along to read my thoughts I would like if they would leave a reply or two just to let me know if anyone has read these thoughts of mine.

Dear visitors to this journal - feel free to leave a comment or a reply to let me know your thoughts on any of my thoughts. Thanks and good night.

Friday, November 12, 2004


Here I am again on this Friday evening hello world. Well the weather today was quite dank. Just saying the word dank sounds pretty awful in my opinion. On a day like this if Edgar Allan Poe were still alive he probably would have written another one of his dark haunting poems that he is remembered for. My favorite poem of his was "The Raven".

One last note I am seriously going to have to get around to dating sometime in the near,near,near future. I can't wait around for Fabio forever, just kidding. Well good night world .

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Thoughts for Thursday

Today I had a day of too much perfection. I was off of work today and of course I went shopping. Of course I didn't contribute to the gross national product though. It was a cold grey rainy day. Days like this remind me of the poem "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" which was written by Robert Frost.

You might say that its getting to look a lot like Christmas. It's also that time of year for building snowmen, putting up decorations for the holidays, buying groceries for holiday dinners, calling up relatives you haven't seen in a while. The holidays are pretty great in many different ways. Personally speaking I can't wait until Christmas which is another favorite time of year for me. Most of all I just love the holidays. Does anyone feel the same way ?

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Seinfeld Reunion

Here I am again !! I am quite happy about The Seinfeld Reunion  which will be back in November I can't wait. Will anyone else be watching ??? Who has a favorite pick of the show ? Mine was " The Soup Nazi ". Seinfeld was my favorite show by far.

Wednesday's Notes

Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam....SPAM makes British comeback. DON'T BE ALARMED ANYONE. Spam isn't just annoying garbage on the Internet anymore. The luncheon meat Spam is making a comeback in Britain. Its makers are spending more $3million in an ad campaign. Although it was invented in the United States and is produced largely in Denmark. Spam's yearly sales are up 10%.

Okay this has got to be a joke. Does anyone really eat spam like at all ? I have seen it at the grocery store but does anyone eat spam ? I can't see this becoming the latest trend among all the things to eat. I can't see SPAM becoming the world's greatest food. Am I the only one who feels this way ? Maybe I'm wrong. I just don't know.


Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Just In Time For The Holidays

Jones Soda, a beverage maker with a sense of humor, is starting to sell a package of five soft drinks tailored to Turkey Day. The mostly yucky - sounding offerings are Green Bean Casserole Soda, Mashed Potatoes and Butter Soda, Fruitcake Soda, Cranberry Soda and Turkey and Gravy Soda. Seattle-based Jones Soda, tried a similar stunt in 2003 when it offered just turkey and gravy. The stuff was so popular that bottles set aside for sale on the web sold out in 3 hours. Jones made just 15, ooo five - packs, and they'll be sold in a limited number of places, although the company will take orders via its web site. On Monday a pair of last year's bottles of Turkey and Gravy were being offered on e-bay at a starting bid of $40. Next thing you know they will be coming out with a Liver flavored soda. I just won't be drinking it.

Monday, November 8, 2004

Just A Few Thoughts

Here I am again. Well its coming on to my least favorite time of year. The trees outside my window are almost bare now. The leaves once filled with color are going all brown. It's that time of year - the early stages of winter. Pumpkins once orange are going rotten. The Halloween decorations are being put away for next year for the arrival of Thanksgiving. I like the holidays I just wish that Autumn would stay for a little while longer just for me anyway.

Sunday, November 7, 2004

Just A Little Note

I don't know why I feel the need to make my thoughts public record but I do. Some people can have thoughts and leave it at that. I end up coming back to you and sharing every detail of my life with the world.

I know that Anne Frank and Robyn Miller shared their thoughts with the world so maybe it's not so weird that I share mine as well. I also heard that the famous singer Alicia Keys keeps a diary so maybe I'm not so weird after all. Maybe I'm an interesting person at least I hope so. You never know.

Saturday, November 6, 2004

Saturday Evening News

Today my family and I went to a place known as Discover Mills. Inside was a place called "The Pro Bass Shop". I have to say that it was quite a place to see. Inside of Discover Mills there were all kinds of stores such as Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, ESPN X Games SkatePark and a ton of others.

We went to "The Pro Bass Shop". Inside was a huge aquarium filled with fish that were bigger than I would say a 6-year old child. One type of fish was called a Longnose Gar and another was called a Channel Catfish. They also had both Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. Stepping inside of the Pro Bass Shop was like visiting an alternate universe not that I've ever been to an alternate universe I'm just saying. It was what I would call an indoor amusement park. What I like most was when my niece and I got on a wave motion machine which I can only describe as being on a rollercoaster. All in all it was a pretty amazing day.

On a different note I wonder if the people over in Haiti survivied the Hurricanes Ivan and Frances. I just hope that the people over there are doing better at least I hope so. For now good night world and good night dear void.

Friday, November 5, 2004

A little Golf news

Once again good evening. Let me ask this question when it comes to Golf who is the No. 1 ranked player, any ideas ? Well its not "The Tiger" its Mr. Vijah Singh. The 41-year-old Fijan finally ended Tiger's five - year reign atop the rankings. Singh won his second PGA title - and third major championship - at Whistling Straits in early August.

Singh has won nine events on the PGA Tour this year, and a record 10,725,166 in prize money. In six PGA events he won four times, at the Chrysler Championship. His total earnings in those six post - PGA events :  $ 3, 786,600. I might have to consider changing fathers. Maybe I could claim to be Vijah's long lost daughter, I'm kidding though that would be something indeed. Who wouldn't ???


Hello good evening here I am. For starters Jane Eisner wrote a column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution this morning. I have to say that its time for her to move on. She titled her column "There's a need to fear ; four more years are here".

I have moved on from the election. I have accepted that George Bush is President. I don't think that you can spend time being worried about things that might or might not happen. You can't worry about the next terrorist attack, another Beslan school massacre, another Bin Laden, the next war, the national budget deficit or fearing that progress might not be made.

Someone wise told me that fear is worse than the thing feared. John Kerry has gotten on with his life and George Bush is back to living in the White House. I really wanted John Kerry to be President but I realize now what had to happen. I can only say that I've heard enough about politics to last me a lifetime.

Now its time to get back to the important things in life like comedies and sitcoms that are more than happy to offer hours of mind numbing humor. Though I wouldn't mind going to the theatre to see a few movies like "The Grudge", Ladder 49, The Incredibles, Shark Tale, "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, The Polar Express, National Treasure and Ocean's Twelve just to name a few.

Mainly I would like to ask when is George Clooney returning to E.R. because it hasn't been the same without him. Where is George when I need him ? On a different note the weather is changing by that I mean cold. The holidays are coming up though which happens to be something worth looking forward to. All in all I am doing quite well though I come here to you because frankly I can't remember shit, pardon the language. I must be getting old at a young age is that normal ???

Thursday, November 4, 2004

More Thoughts For Thursday

Its later in the evening and I feel much better. I spent the evening watching mindless entertainment on television. I watched "THE O.C." and E.R. I didn't watch anything informative and it was fun. I'm getting back to my life.  Fear Factor is the best. I can watch people eat a dead animals intestines. I can say that I love the show. You can't get any worse than that can you ????

Thursday's News

Hello world good evening. It's time for me to forget all about the election and George Bush's re-election. It's time for some new events. First I wanted to tell you why I started keeping a journal in the first place. A guy by the name of John Scalzi got me started writing. He has been giving assignments to writers like us at AOL Journals and so I decided to give it a shot so here I am.

I have decided not to talk about politics today. I could write a ton of my opinions on that subject but I won't. Instead I am happy that my favorite show "The O.C." is back on t.v. this evening which is exciting. I am a fan of the show. I wonder if anyone else would agree with me. This has been exciting and fun to start keeping a journal especially since I can say anything or talk about anything that I like.

I just have to say that once all of this election stuff is done with my life can get back to normal once and for all. I will be happy when I don't have to hear the word "Presidential" or election. Then I will quite ready to jump into other more exciting and less draining subjects such as politics.

Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Results Of The Presidential Election

Today I heard that John Kerry did not win the Presidential Election for which I am a little sad. This election left me less enthusiastic about the political process. I kind of feel like I don't want to vote in the next election.

I was a bit harsh a few minutes ago so before I go on let me start over with a little explanation. I'm trying to get over the fact that John Kerry won't be President tomorrow morning. I liked John Kerry and I was thinking that he would have made one hell of a President. I can't support George Bush for many reasons that I don't really want to get into.

I heard John Kerry's concession speech and I felt that he had a lot of heart and George Bush did not. I really feel that this election has changed me in a very big way. I used to think that in voting I was doing something great. John Kerry was a good man. George Bush on the other hand I don't know what he stands for anymore. John Kerry's concession speech was filled with heart but George Bush was practically laughing at Kerry for having lost the election. I don't want to stand behind a man that I feel hasn't got an ounce of heart. Kerry was a decent guy and yet tomorrow Bush will be President which leaves me with a saddened heart and no one can ever make it right.

Monday, November 1, 2004

A Little News Of My Day

Good evening world here I am !!! Well let me make it official today I went to vote by absentee ballot. Before the questions arise yes, yes and yes I voted for JOHN KERRY. I think that its time for a change and John is the change we all need. I'm 28 and I am a young voter and yes young adults like myself care about the political process. Tomorrow is November 2nd so I hope that everyone goes out to vote regardless of who they vote for as long as they get out and vote. Now I have said all that I'm going to say about politics because it's time to get back to the subject at hand.......me of course.

As you can tell I am doing extremely well. Work has been keeping me quite busy which never changes not that I'm complaining. If I stopped working I'd be at home letting my brain rot which wouldn't be anything good. It's good to get out and go to work and talk to people instead of me sitting at home in front of the television which would eventually turn me into a vegetable or worse a couch potato. Work keeps me busy and that's the way it should be. I'm doing pretty great and that's just fine by me.