A hotel in the area is having a free garage sale today and Tuesday for guests at their hotel and any others displaced by Katrina (they are estimating we will have atleast 20,000 evacuees in our area by the weekend). They’ve apparently received an overwhelming amount of donations so far (so much so that they are taking over a floor of the office building next door) and are in need of volunteers to sort everything. They had people helping all through the night. I’m taking off this afternoon so am going to head over there to pitch in and do whatever I can to be of use.
I would really like to bring my camera(s), because I think this is the kind of thing to be captured. But I don’t want to offend anyone either. I’ll leave them in my car until I see how things go.
I’ve just recently learned about “Stuff Portrait Friday.” It sounds like fun, so I’m going to start playing. It will be a little later today before I have a chance to do the assigned photos, but I’ll get them up as soon as I can.
Two more days of work to survive. I feel like the little engine that could. Chugging along to get to that 3-day weekend! Almost there…and just when I feel completely overwhelmed, all I have to do is turn on the tv to put things into perspective.
I cannot even begin to fathom what the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, and beyond are going through. They’ve lost their homes, their clothes, their belongings, their cars, everything. People that are stranded on their roofs, in attics, on balconies. People wading through water almost as deep as they are tall in some places. All trying to find somewhere safe.
It is impossible to imagine what must be going through their minds. Just seeing the images on television and the internet has had me in tears for much of the past few days.The entire population of New Orleans is being evacuated. Apparently over 80% of the city is now underwater. The makeshift shelter of the Superdome is no longer an option. They are getting people out however they can, in an effort to relocate the survivors to the Astrodome in Houston.
I found out my company matches gifts to approved charitable organizations. It’s a bunch of paperwork to make it happen, but will be worth it to essentially have my donation amount to the Red Cross doubled. It’s such a simple thing to do, but I feel better knowing I’m doing something to be of help.
I wouldn’t mind some quality, socks-off trouble soon.
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Today was another long day, but a little less chaotic at work. Although I’m sure I’ll suffer the repercussions of focusing the whole of today on one project. For the rest of this week. If not longer.
Got home around 7pm and crashed for 2 hours. Hopefully that won’t be another factor in me not being able to sleep tonight. Meeting in the early AM, so I can’t afford to drag in late.I’ve decided that my problems sleeping are stress-related. I’m so ….
Wow. That’s funny. I started this entry around 9pm I think. Apparently I got sidetracked (because that’s what I do these days). It is now 2:27am. Guess I answered my earlier question about not being able to sleep tonight. Damn.
Go to bed.
Hmmm…Fantasy hockey. I should do that.
Need to reply to an email from work.
Another TV show.
I should change some of my players.
Damn. The AC is dripping again.
I need to schedule service for that.
I want some cereal.
Reply to that email first.
Empty the ashtray.
Crap. I missed the trash pickup today.
What time is my meeting tomorrow?
Was I supposed to have anything prepared?
I need to call and schedule that AC service tomorrow.
The dog wants out.
She needs a bath.
Oh yeah. Cereal.
I’ve got to remember to buy some toilet paper. I’m dangerously low.
What’s that noise?
Oh yeah. Let the dog back in.
I’m lost. What was I doing again?
Went out and had a few drinks with friends tonight, also unplanned, but at zero cost to me, so that was nice. And after drinks, I was hungry and wasn’t about to come home and cook dinner at midnight. So JITB to the rescue.
I find myself in a very retrospective mood lately. I’m not sure why. It cycles, I suppose. In general, I am pretty pleased with my life up to this point. Granted, I’ve made some bad choices, and spent far too much time with the wrong people. But I like to think I’ve learned from it. And that those experiences have improved me somehow. Here’s a sample of what my life has taught me so far:
- Call me a prude if you like, but I know, for me personally, I will not date someone who does drugs. No matter how casual a user they may claim to be. That’s nothing against anyone who chooses to go that route, it’s just not a situation I choose to be a part of again.
- The Golden Rule should be followed. Have respect for and tolerance of others. You don’t have to like every one you encounter, but there’s no reason for rudeness or closed-mindedness.
- Honesty really is the best policy, but tact is just as important.
- My family means the world to me and there is no shame in admitting that.
- Don’t be afraid to admit when you are wrong. Laugh at your mistakes and then learn from them.
- Let the people you love know it. By your words and your actions. Tomorrow may be too late.
- I have zero tolerance for infidelity. If you feel the need to roam, have the decency to let your partner know you’re unhappy, break it off, whatever, first. See #2 re: respect.
- The story about friends “for a reason, a season, or a lifetime” is true. Accept the fact that some friendships may end. But they all serve a purpose and should be treasured.
- Tears can be therapuetic. Don’t hold them all in.
- Masturbation will not make you go blind.