Monday, November 28, 2005

Just A Little Note........

Hello Dear World......

Today was a rather cold, dark, wet day. It almost felt like it was going to snow which made me think of the poem "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" which is a poem that was written by the poet Robert Frost. If you don't mind dear world I thought that I would share the poem with you so I could share a little bit of my day with you.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village, though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.


He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound's the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.


Robert Frost 1923

So how was your day ?

Good night dear world.....

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Another Day.......

Hello dear world......

Today my parents and I went to Midtown Atlanta for a little outing. We went to a little photo shop for some light sensitive paper and let me tell you the explanation one of the workers gave us was way too technical for explanation. After the photo shop we took a ride down to the Varsity which is a great place to eat here in Atlanta. Check it out at you can get some great chili cheese dogs and onion rings and a very delicious orange drink that will have you coming back for more. I love the Varsity everytime we go to Midtown Atlanta we always stop there for a bite to eat. Later in the evening we stopped off at Kmart for a few items. I bought two CD's. One of my CD's was by Lisa Marie Presley and the other was by Harry Connick Jr.

If I didn't tell you already my favorite singer is Harry Connick Jr. The CD was titled "When My Heart Finds Christmas." I love his christmas songs because he has such a wonderful voice its amazing. I just like hearing him sing don't ask me why I just do.

I also bought some books. I am a huge book reader did I tell you that ? I love to read its a hobby of mine. I will probably end up with my own bookstore with the amount of books I read.

On a different note its 28 days until Christmas and I have NOT started any of my Christmas shopping at least not for anyone except myself. I will start my Christmas shopping soon I just have been more into shopping for myself which I know is bad but I just thought I would buy a few items I like.

What do you want for Christmas dear world ?  What is the one thing you want the most ? I hope you don't mind me asking I just thought I would ask.

For now good night and thanks for listening to me. We'll talk later..........

Friday, November 25, 2005

Feeling Good !!!!

Hello Dear World......Good Evening

It might be obvious but I am feeling rather great let me explain. The Christmas Tree isn't up yet but about an hour ago I was watching my favorite channel on television which is the TCM channel otherwise known as the "Turner Classic Movies" channel. One of my favorite movies was on called "A Christmas Carol" it was the older version which was made in 1938. During the movie I drank a hot cup of eggnog which I sprinkled with nutmeg on top. The movie and the eggnog got me really longing for Christmas. I can't wait for Christmas !!!! Its time for putting up the tree, decorating it, singing Christmas carols and watching some great holiday movies such as the one I watched tonight.

Earlier in the day I went to the mall which is always fun to do. Being that it was the day after Thanksgiving the mall was flooded with people shopping for the upcoming holidays. I can't say that I did any shopping though. Macy's which is a store in the mall had up some Christmas trees which were filled with all kinds of ornaments and glittery beaded strings which sparkled with a variety of color. The trees were also decorated with tons of Christmas lights which I like the most.

I just wanted to say that I really, really enjoy this time of year and I am longing for Christmas.........Now I have a question what is your favorite part of the holidays dear world ?


For now good night dear world.....I would also like to wish each and every one of you a ..............


Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Dear World........

I have something new to share.........My Thanksgiving was a wonderful one. I actually cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner. My turkey came out perfectly and well cooked. I also made a dish of pasta with garlic and olive oil, stuffing with celery, parsley and bread crumbs. On one side of my stuffing was made without oysters since I don't like oysters and the other side was made with oysters which my parents like. Last but not least I made a pan of really rich fudge which came out creamy and melt in your mouth. Once our Thanksgiving dinner was on the table me, my parents and my two nieces sat down and we had a really memorable Thanksgiving that could only be described in one word.........perfect. I actually cooked but the thing is I still can't believe it myself.

On the same note I hope you my dear world had a wonderful Thanksgiving . Did everyone have as great a Thanksgiving as I had ? By the way what did you like most about your Thanksgiving ?

All in all I just wanted to wish a "HAPPY THANKSGIVING" to you dear world and a very nice holiday.......

Good night dear world and of course sweet dreams everyone..........take care

Sunday, November 20, 2005

My Day........

Hello Dear World.......

How was my day you might ask ? Well as you can tell it was great. Actually I had a normal day. All of the Thanksgiving grocery shopping is officially done. Me and my mom headed out to Kroger and got everything there is to get for the holiday. We bought Cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, gravy,eggs and the biggest turkey you could ever imagine. How big is the turkey you might be wondering........well you might say the size of a small child. We also purchased egg nog, vegetables, whipped cream and much much more.

Want to hear how much the bill came up to..........If your guessing $50.00 well guess higher.....$100.00 not even close. We spent the total of an amount that hit over $200.00 too high you might say. Well we spent half the day in the store going through every aisle picking up things we have never tried before and stuck the items in the cart. We had a blast and the store was filled with people. I just picked up things that I saw and thought I would like and placed them in the basket. Me and my mom joked around and played like we were big spenders. I'm sure by the end of Thanksgiving we will have more leftovers than we could ever imagine but it will be great.

Could there be anything more normal than grocery shopping? By the way have you finished any of your holiday shopping ? and can I ask you about what is the one thing you like most about the holidays dear world ? If you also mind me asking do you happen to also celebrate Thanksgiving ? Or are you already thinking about Christmas ? By the way have you also done any shopping for Christmas ? Last but not least I'm wondering what will you be doing for the holidays ?

All in all I would just like to say to you dear world.........HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS !!!!!!!!!

Good night and HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!!!!!! 

Friday, November 18, 2005

Sad news.......

Good evening dear world.....

I have some sad news to share. Someone that I knew had a heart attack at work a dear sweet guy. We had talked earlier and he patted me on the back and asked me how I was doing. My co-workers and I knew him quite well. It all began when we were asked by the emergency crew to step off the elevator so they could get him on the elevator with the stretcher. They were trying to revive him but they said that he didn't have much of a pulse.

Later in the day we found out from a lady who works in the building that he had died from the heart attack. His wife also worked in the building and she had been with him a few minutes before he hit the floor. He was a really sweet guy and he NEVER had a unpleasant thing to say. It still seems hard to believe that he's gone.

The last thing that he said to me was "I will see you later". I really liked him he was the nicest person you were to ever meet. This has really shook me up I still can't get over feeling bad. The truth is I'm heart broken and no one can ever make it right. 

I hope he knows that he was loved by us all. I will miss talking to him and seeing him. Chatting with him was a part of my day and now he won't be there to talk to. 

How do you get over something like this dear world ??? 

Dear readers there is a new friend here at J-Land  his name is Jay. He has a journal titled "Jason's Musings" please go by and give his journal a read and say hello while your there. I read his journal and I have welcomed him as Jeannette of Jeannette's Jottings did. Please go by and welcome him aboard do not pass go and do not collect 200 dollars. Thank You. Check him out at ---------->

good night

Thursday, November 17, 2005

I Missed All Of My AOL Friends......

Hello Dear World.......

First let me say "THANK YOU" to all of my dear AOL friends who inspired me to continue my journal........YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE ( Meg , Jeannette, Carly, Helen, Liz  and many many more ) THANK YOU ONE AND ALL. It feels like I have been gone forever I missed you all more than you know. Its good to be back and writing again. I wanted to come and write a few days ago but I was unable to save my entries so I don't want any of you to think that I didn't care I care about all of you who left me many, many kind words and comments and showed me such friendship that I won't be able to say enough thanks to all of you who made me feel like coming back and showing you that I will continue and I will be wanting to hear from all of you soon !!!!!

On a more sad note a lot of my AOL friends have made their journals private which saddens me quite a bit. What happened to the many journals that I used to read ? Will I ever hear from those who went private ? Where are my friends ? Please my dear friends at AOL J-Land come back please, please I miss you...........


Until we chat again good night

Friday, November 11, 2005

Thinking of Saying Good Bye..........Thank You All

Hello Dear World.........

Recently I commented on a journal titled "Detached and Indifferent Expressions" and now looking back I shouldn't have. I really am thinking that I should not leave comments on anyone's journal from now on. I also feel like I might go ahead and not continue to write in my own AOL Journal.

To all of the wonderful people here at J-Land I have enjoyed reading your journals and I have appreciated your many, many kindnesses to me. Perhaps it is time for me to no longer share my thoughts and feelings as I have done. I really have gained new friends for which I am thankful but I am feeling that I no longer have a right to comment any further on anyone's journal.......

I really am sorry if I offended anyone I didn't mean to upset anyone. Perhaps it is time for me to say good bye........

To all of the visitors of my journal I appreciate you all and I wish you all the best.....If you don't hear from me know that I am still reading your writing but I am not commenting or saying things which might upset or offend........

With Appreciation I would like to say......Thank You All

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

My Day........

Hello dear world.....

How are you ? I have some great news so I thought that I would share it with you. I had my job review at work today and yes it was good. I got a high score on my review so my boss said that I will be getting a raise which is always good news. Are you proud of me dear world ?

It was another spectacular day of great weather here in Georgia and I'm lovvvvvvving it. I still can't believe that stores are stocking up shelves with Christmas items this early. I haven't done any Christmas shopping it seems a little early for Christmas shopping just yet maybe that's just me. Its just now coming on Thanksgiving......What will you be doing for Thanksgiving dear world ? Will you be enjoying potato salad, stuffing with dressing, warm dinner rolls, candied yams ? Will you also be enjoying some pumpkin pie, vanilla ice cream, some cinnamony apple pie ? Perhaps visiting with family and friends for the holiday ?

I would just like to wish you all where ever you are a "Happy Thanksgiving !!"


Monday, November 7, 2005

Something Else New........

Hello Dear World.........

Maria from the journal "Heartfelt Expressions" had some questions in her journal that I wanted to share with you. Andrea from the journal "Unhinged" also participated in this. I wanted to share the questions and my answers with you so I hope you enjoy.......

1. What is your name ? ( Or what name do you go by here ? ) Southernmush

2. Where are you from ? Inglewood California

3. When did you make your first Journal ( here in J- Land ) ? Thursday July 1, 2004

4. What was/is the name of your AOL Journal ? Dear Diary

5. What meaning does the title of it have ? Dear Diary is like a confessional and just a few tidbits about me

6. What types of things do you share in your Journal ? my day to day life, movies I like, things that upset me, things I wish would happen

7. What do you appreciate most about your readers ? My readers are honest, kind, openminded, funny and wise

8. When you are Journal browsing, what is it that gets your attention ? Sometimes I read something that grabs me, sometimes its a photo or a joke

9. What Journal gives you the best laugh ? Adventures of the 2-Faced Baseball

10. What Journal inspires you the most and gets you thinking about things ? In The Shadow of The Iris

11. What Journal is the most eye-appealing to you ( colors, graphics, pics and set up ) ? A journal titled Friendship, Loyalty and Love

12. What J-Landers have you connected with as friends, as well as readers ? Any shout outs you'd like to share ? Mary, Helen, Andrea, Jeannette, Jon and many,many,many more. I don't have any shout outs

13. What kind of things would you like to see in the J-Land Community as far as writing styles, subjects and or topics ? I would like for journals like Jeannette's Jottings and Ellipsis of the Blue Willow Gallery to get the recognition they deserve

14. What would you like AOL to do to improve its Journals ? I would like AOL to have journal keepers such as myself choose which journals should be highlighted for the week

15. Five journals you visit ( please include links so we can visit them ).

One-Way Passage ---------

Friendship, Loyalty and Love ---------

Unhinged ---------------

In The Shadow Of The Iris -------------

Bee's Shutter ---------------

16. What do you like about keeping a journal ? I can be silly, sad, upset, confused and just plain "ME"

17. Name the person you found this survey from ? Maria and Andrea

..............I hope you enjoyed this we'll talk later Good night



Sunday, November 6, 2005

Something New.......

Hello dear world......

Sandra of Sandra's Scribbles sent me some questions and so I thought I would share them with you.....

1. What time did I get up this morning ? 11 a.m.

2. Diamonds or pearls ? Diamonds every time

3. What was the last film I saw at the cinema ? I haven't been in quite some time

4. What is my favorite t.v. show ? Bones on Fox and Everwood on the WB

5. What did I have for breakfast ? 1 egg, 2 pieces of bacon, 2 pancakes, orange juice and coffee

6. What is my middle name ? e-mail me and I will tell you

7. What is my favorite cuisine ? shrimp and salmon at KiKu Japanese Steak and Sushi Bar

8. What food do I dislike ? anything spicy

9. What is my favorite type of music ? right now Sugar Ray

10. What kind of car do I drive ? tempo

11. Favorite sandwich ? Big Mac's

12. Which characteristics do I despise ? someone pretending to be nice

13. Favorite item of clothing ? blue jeans

14. If I could go anywhere in the world , where would it be ? Italy

15. Favorite brand of clothing ? Bill Blass

16. What color is my bathroom ? forest green and dark ocean blue

17. Where would I retire to ? I don't know

18 Favorite time of day ? early morning

19. Where was I born ? Inglewood Californing

20. Favorite sport to watch ? NASCAR and Golf

21. Who do I expect to send this back ? not sure

22. Person I expect to send it back first ? Not sure

23. What laundry detergent do I use ? Tide

24. Coke or Pepsi ? Coke

25. Am I a morning person or a night owl ? Morning person

26. What size shoe do I wear ? 8 , 8 1/2

27. Do I have any pets ? 2 goldfish

28. Any new and exciting news I'd like to share with anyone ? in my journal yes

29. What did I want to be when I was little ? can't remember

30. Favorite candy bar ? Reese's Peanut Butter Cup

31. What is my best childhood memory ? I can't recall

32. What different jobs have I had ? child day care worker , grocery clerk

33. What color underwear am I wearing ? ..........

34. Nicknames ? Shorty

35. Eye color ? Brown

36. Have I ever been to Africa ? no

37. Have I ever been toilet papering ? no

38. Have I ever loved someone so much that it made me cry ? no

39. Have I ever lived with someone ? no

40. Croutons or bacon bits ? bacon bits

41. Favorite day of the week ? Saturday

42. My favorite restaurant ? KiKu Japanese Steak and Sushi Bar

43. Favorite flower ? rose

44. Favorite ice cream ? Chocolate

45. Disney or Warner Bros ? Both

46. Favorite Fast Food Restaurant ? McDonald's

47. What color is my bedroom carpet ? brown

48. How many times did I fail my drivers' test ? twice

49. Before this one , from whom did get my last e-mail ? Megzie

50. Which store would I choose to max out my credit cards ? I don't have any credit cards

51. What do I do most often when I am bored ? watch t.v.

52. What is my bedtime ? It depends

53. Who am I curious about in their responses to this questionnaire ? Megzie and everyone else

54. Last person I went to dinner with ? my family

55. Favorite movie ? Batman Begins with Christian Bale

56. What am I listening to now ? nothing

57. What is my favorite color ? sky blue

58. Lake , Ocean or River ? all of them

59. Which came first chicken or the egg ? uncertain

60. How many people are you sending this e-mail to ? uncertain

.....I hate to say this but I have cheated on Colin Firth I really, really, really like Christian Bale I did watch Batman Begins again tonight and I love the movie and I love him in it more and more and more and more and more.......Sorry Colin

I hope you enjoy reading this...........Have A Wonderful Day !!!!

Good Night All........

Saturday, November 5, 2005


Hello dear world.........

Its a beautiful day here in Atlanta and so I thought I would drop by and chat with you for a while so here I am. Its one of those days that you could listen to the music of Sugar Ray and never get tired of it. Check out this site......... his music has lots of wonderful songs. What do you think ?????

 On a different note last night my family and I watched the movie "Batman Begins" with Christian Bale and let me tell you it was..............AMAZING. I think that Hollywood has finally found its "BATMAN". Christian Bale is "BATMAN". All the other actors that played "BATMAN" couldn't compete with Christian Bale at all. I think that Christian Bale fills the role with every bit of his acting skills. I can't wait to see the movie again just because of him.

The only problem I had with the movie was Katie Holmes. She was quite boring in the movie and my family agreed with me. I think that the creators of this movie should have picked a different actress for this movie. If it hadn't been for Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman and Rutger Hauer I wouldn't have enjoyed the movie as much as I did. In the sequel I hope that they DO NOT include Katie Holmes. She did not fill her role in the movie at all. But seeing Christian Bale in the movie was one that kept you on the edge of your seat with wanting to know what would happen next. I think this was the best "BATMAN" movie ever made. Check out this site

Dear world you have to see this movie I'm sure that Christian, Morgan and Rutger will make you forget that what's her name Holmes is also in the movie. I love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love,love, love, love, love, love, love, this movie !!!! GO OUT AND GET THIS MOVIE............

Thursday, November 3, 2005

A Rather Off Day..........

Hello dear world.......

Before I begin I have to ask how are you dear world ? I have to be honest today is not one of my better days I'm sad to report. I saw something at work which kind of bummed me out entirely. One of the guys at work gave a lady who also works in the building that I work in gave her his business card which also included his telephone number and his cell phone number in an act of flirtation. She said that he passed it into the palm of her hand so no one else could see. No, I wasn't listening in to her conversation she was telling what happened to other ladies in the building.

What made me tell you might ask, simple.....Not one guy that happens to work in the same building I do has ever given me his phone number let alone a cell phone number. I am thinking that something is definitely wrong with me in every sense of the word.

On a different note just recently I was reading about a woman named Deborah who is selling her house in Denver, Colorado for 600,000.00 which she estimates is the value of the house w/furnishings plus she put a priceless bid on herself along with the house. Check out her site at . I really understand the way she feels since I am still single myself at the age of 29. Deborah and women such as myself don't want to give up hope that we will find someone perhaps it might just turn out to be a soul mate.

After a while you start asking yourself will I ever find someone ? Will I ever find that one certain someone ? Pretty soon I will be 30 years old and I am left wondering.......Are my chances of finding "The One" becoming less and less ? I don't know........I really don't know.

Good night dear world.......Forgive me for being in such a down mood. I just had to come and talk to you. Take care and thanks.........

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

A Little Note.........

Good evening dear world.......

Its been a while since I've last written you but here I am.......Here is a site you might want to check out in order to learn a little bit of my neck of the woods.... . Once you see this you might find out a little about where I live.

It seems like the month of October left us all pretty quickly. Pretty soon it will be time for cooking turkeys, making stuffing, potato salad, cornbread, fixing gravy, melting marshmallows in yams and for watching football otherwise known as Thanksgiving.

Once Thanksgiving rolls in it will then be time for Christmas............How will you be celebrating dear world ??? 

I can't wait to hear from you good night..