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9/17/2019 · 2:03 am· Trouble · Good Bye Blue Sky
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9/1/2019 · 1:30 pm· Jaime · Good Bye Blue Sky
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Filed under: — Jaime @ 9:34 pm

This year marks ten years since I graduated high school. I have no intention of going to the reunion but it has a been a good excuse to get back in touch with some old friends I’ve not talked to in years. It also got me thinking about all the other milestones I have left in the nearly three decades since the mothership dropped me off here on earth.

The one that stands out the most is that it has been 10 years since my parents got divorced. In retrospect, I realize I did not handle their split up very well and I was very mean to some very nice people in high school because of my homelife. I’m working to mend a few bridges that I burned back then and it’s quite therapeutic.

It has been 10 years since I last did LSD, 7 years for mushrooms, 12 years since I first tried weed, and 15 years since I first drank alcohol to get drunk (dad let me try beer as a kid but that doesn’t count).

It has been 13 years since I lost my virginity.

It has been 3 years since I left Illinois for Savannah.

It has been 13 years since I got my first ‘real’ job (ie- not babysitting)

It has been 8 years since Mike and I first got together (and no plans to let the government interfere in our relationship anytime soon).

It has been 5 years since I graduated college.

It has been a year and a half since I last saw snow (and hopefully that number will just keep growing and growing).

It has been 12 years since I last bounced a check.

It has been 10 years since I last had short hair.

It has been 8 years since I stopped wearing contacts and went back to glasses.

It has been 4 years since I last saw Jimmy Buffett in concert :( (Savannah doesn’t attract many good shows).

It has been 9 years since I moved out on my own for good.

I could probably do this all night, so I’ll just call it quits here. It is rather fun to reflect like this. Where have you been since 1994?


Geek Talk

Filed under: — Jaime @ 11:22 pm

I’m just testing out a new Mozilla add on that lets me post to my journal without having to actually navigate to

I highly recommend Mozilla to anyone sick of IE’s crap.  Mozilla is highly customizable and easy to use.  And if that doesn’t sell it for you – how about the AdBlock add-on?  It allows you to create a list of ad images to block.  Sweet.



Filed under: — Jaime @ 11:23 pm

Drudge is reporting that tomorrow morning the NY Times is running a front page article “advanced privately by prominent Democrats” that more or less confirms my theory about Cheney’s heart doctor.

From Drudge:

Cheney recently dropped his personal doctor because of drug addiction so that he could hire a new one, who will conveniently tell him in August that his heart problems have made him unfit to run with Bush!

Not much more there, but here’s the link: Drudge Flash – NYT PAGE ONE THURS: BUSH TO DROP CHENEY GOSSIP

So does this make me a prominent Democrat? Ha!

(And thanks to Mike for the quick run down on CSS and the pretty quote box :D )

Filed under: — Jaime @ 1:04 am

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Filed under: — Jaime @ 10:15 pm

I think this Marriage Amendment may be a bit overhyped.

ABC News reports, “The only vote likely to occur now is a procedural one scheduled for Wednesday aimed at forcing the Senate to act on the amendment. Republicans, who had already conceded they lacked the two-thirds majority or 67 votes needed to advance a constitutional amendment, would have to get 60 votes to go on to a vote on the issue itself.” (Dems Reject Senate GOP Bid on Gay Marriage)

I’m going to hold off on the second email for now and wait to see if this picks up any real momentum.

More on S.J. RES.40

Filed under: — Jaime @ 7:04 pm

One email down, one to go. The vote is Wednesday…or so I heard from my new friend Government Mule over at America’s Debate. It’s hard to tell from the Senate’s website since they don’t seem to be too keen on keeping the electorate informed on their schedules.

So here is my first email to Miller. My second email will go to Chambliss & I’ll get it done after dinner.

Hello Senator Miller-

In reviewing S.J. RES.40 I found that you are a co-sponsor to this Amendment. I was disturbed to learn that you would support such an unconstitutional proposal.

I have one simple question for you and I hope you find an opportunity to respond. How do you justify S.J. RES.40 as being in conformity with the 14th amendment which states in pertinent part, “No state shall … deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws” ?

I appreciate your consideration in this matter and look forward to your response.


Jaime **********
Savannah, GA

Of course I really wanted to ask how he justified government recognition of ANY marriage under the 14th, but I have my doubts about whether anyone in the Senate has the capacity to keep their attention tuned to one person for very long.

And for those of you not keeping score, S.J. RES.40 is the Federal Marriage Amendment. Look it up if you need more info – and if you do, why do you bother even reading my journal? ;)


Marriage Amendment

Filed under: — Jaime @ 11:07 am

I’ve been watching Orin Hatch make an ass of himself all morning on C-Span2. If it wasn’t so real, it would be funny to watch someone try to defend marriage as some sacred act that needs government protection. You know he even had the nerve to say, “It’s my job to preserve the Constitution.” Oh yeah? Since when does the Constitution dictate the federal government needs to get involved in a private contract between two people?

ALL civil unions should be legal and need not be registered with any state. Typical social engineering bullshit. The House is showing no interest in intervening in corporate contract construction – why extend it to us privately?

Shut up Orin Hatch. Shut up. Shut up. Go stick your head in the sand and let the U.S. move on.


Filed under: — Jaime @ 7:01 pm

To further add to the “Cheney is going to step down” rumor (that only Mike & I seem to be working on spreading) – Doctor removed from vice president’s medical team.

This doctor has been serving Cheney since 1978. Seems odd he should step down now. My theory is that this makes way for a new, more astute (and not doped up) doctor to come in & tell Cheney his heart is just too weak to continue another 4 years.

Maybe it’s all just wishful thinking…

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