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Father’s Day Props….

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse. Malachi 4:6

Hey everyone, I found this on a Father’s Day website a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t wait to post this, it is incredible!! I want to credit not only the fathers who are there for their own biological children, but the step-fathers, and ANY man who is positively stepping in, influencing a youngster to be the best he/she can be by his OWN example. And of course, much respect to the single Moms, like myself holding it down for the family, puttting herself LAST so that her kids are taken care of.

4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad’s idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.
-Anonymous

Just want to send a special shout out to my boyfriend, Tony, who raised his girls when they were toddlers singlehandedly. The ex-wife decided she didn’t want to be a wife or mother any longer, so she took off, WOW!!!!

When asked how did he manage, he’d shrug his shoulders and  say, “I was just  being a father to my girls”. Wow, I wish more men out there would step up to the plate and take care of their responsibilities, including MY own children’s dads. ‘Nuff said.

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June 20, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 2 Comments

Hello? This is Admanjuk…I’m in Indonesia (via DatGurlBenz~*)

Wow can u believe this? Read on. Oh and BY THE WAY, I have been offered another position in the company, Collections!!! So, thanks to the Man above, I will not be getting laid off! On the downside of this, tomorrow is going to be my last day in that department, also meaning no more internet access over there. They actually expect some production over there, lol!! So now I only can rely on the library internet in the eves, but oh well, God is so good, who am I to complain? Until tomorrow, folks…my last post (regarding Father’s Day, of course) from my job….rest easy, my friends.

Hello? This is Admanjuk...I'm in Indonesia You know how when you  call a customer service number for whateva,  98.9 percent of the time, you get someone from Pakistan or India.  Cain't understand a dayumm thing they readin' off that script, and they understand NOTHIN' you say.   In most cases I end up hangin' up pissed off, and callin' back (2-3 times!)in the hopes of gettin' somebody I can talk to!  Usually … Read More

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June 19, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My All-time Favorites!

Today is a super-slow day at work, being that as I mentioned before, my job will be ceasing on July 28th. With that being said, most of the calls in this call center is being re-routed to the Philippines and Florida.

So as I sit here surfing the web as usual, a great idea popped in my head!!! I’d like to post my all-time favorite websites to share with you in no particular order:

1. www.wordpress.com (haha I made sure I put this one first JUST IN CASE I make it on Freshly Pressed, lol).

2. www.cnn.com I know their journalism can be biased at times, and sometimes the articles they post can be quite un newsworthy, I basically like to look at the comments on the bottom of the page and get a good laugh. My co-workers usually ask what am I snickering about and I tell them, the news.

3. www.eztaxreturn.com I have been using them for the last three to four years since I came to the realization that I too, can do my own taxes instead of paying those ridiculously high fees to have someone do it for me, especially when they are using the very SAME website!!!

4. www.nydailynews.com Having been born and raised in NY(Long Island to be exact), I miss the crazy happenings in the Big Apple.  They also have the moste amusing, but rude comments as well.

I love these  three sites, probably the most!!! I need my daily bread, this is what gets me thru the good AND bad days!!! There’s nothing like being fed the Word when you’re hungry or thirsty, but not for food or drink. 

5. www.quotesl.com/bibleverses 

6. www.dailybiblepromise.com

7. www.bibleinfo.com

And also, I must mention some of the best inspirational and motivational quote sites that I use to post daily on my Facebook page.

8. www.wow4u.com 

9. www.brainyquote.com

10. www.quotemountain.com

11. www.facebook.com Well, need I say more, lol!!!

12. www.twitter.com you can follow me, melissavirgo…

13. www.mediatakeout.com It’s been a while since I’ve been on this urban gossip website but it’s a great site.

14. www.playlist.com That is a great site for playlist like the one shown on this page, you can post to many social websites!!

15. www.wikipedia.org I love this encyclopedia website!!! This is where I get a lot of my resources from when posting facts.

16. www.lyrics.com I like this site because when I hear a song on the radio, I can catch the lyrics, duh!!!

17. www.mapquest.com Gets me where I need to go!!

18. www.alabama.gov This is a good site to go on that has all the online information you need for the state, including employment opportunities.

19. www.merriam-webster.com A great dictionary source!!

I use these websites to job hunt.

20. www.monster.com

21. www.careerbuilder.com

22. www.indeed.com

23. www.tuscaloosanews.com I can get the local news from my own town here.

24. www.oprah.com I love her website, I don’t care what ANYONE says, lol!!!

And last but definitely not least,

25. www.icanhazcheezburger.com This is a cute site just to amuse yourself when you are bored while at work, hehe.

Well that’s all for now, my friends! Those aren’t ALL my favorite sites, just the ones worth mentioning. I hope you enjoy. Please share with me some of YOUR  favorites so I can add them to MY favorites!! Enjoy the day!!!

June 16, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Life Is…

Hello,  have nothing really personally to post but just wanted share with you this poem by none other than Mother Theresa…

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

June 10, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Farewell Marvin Isley (August 18, 1953 – June 6, 2010)

Well friends, another r & b legend has gone on to glory!! Marvin Isley, bass guitarist for the Isley Brothers passed away on June 6, 2010 due to complications of diabetes in Chicago, IL.

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He was the youngest memhber of the group, formed in  1954 by the three eldest Isley brothers, O’kelly Jr, Rudolph and Ronald. Marvin  joined in 1973, when the group expanded to 6 members,(3+3), including his brother Ernie and brother-in-law Jasper.

Some of the great songs he played bass guitar include “Fight the Power (Part 1 & 2)“, “I Wanna be With You (Part 1)“, “The Pride, Pt. 1 & 2“, “Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time for Love)“, “For the Love of You (Part 1 & 2)“, “Voyage to Atlantis“, and “Between the Sheets“. That is just a few to mention!!!

The 3+3 split in 1984. The three original Isleys kept the name The Isley Brothers and the three that joined later(Marvin, Chris and Ernie) became known as Isley-Jasper-Ispley. Their number one track many may remember was “Caravan of Love“. During their tenure they released three albums before rejoining the original Isley Brothers.

The Isley Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Finally due to severe diabetes, Marvin retired in 1997. Eventually the disease tragically led him to have both legs amputated.

Wow, this is the music I grew up on!! I remember like it was yesterday back in the day when my family came home from church every Sunday, my Dad would pop that 8-track in the player in the  living room and we’d listen to the great sounds of Isley Brothers, Marvin Gay, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Sam Cooke, Aretha, I soo could go on but you get the point!

But yes, thanks Marvin for your contribution to the R & B world, you will be sorely missed, but your music will live on forever.  (PS, if you see my Dad up there, play him a little ‘Voyage to Atlantis’, his favorite! Rest in Peace, Marvin….a job well done.)

June 8, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments

Moms….

 A co-worker of mine sent this to me today via email, thought it would brighten someone’s day! This just goes to show that just because it’s quitting time at work, doesn’t mean our shift is over…wow, this sure sounds good enough to me to repost!!! Here goes….

Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, ‘I’m tired, and it’s getting late. I think I’ll go to bed’. She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day’s lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning.

She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry.

 She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk, wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.

Mom then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails. Dad called out, ‘I thought you were going to bed.’ ‘I’m on my way,’ she said. She put some water into the dog’s dish then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and TV’s, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.

In her own room, she set the alarm ; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals….. About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. ‘I’m going to bed’ And he did. without another thought.

Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer…? Cause we are made for the long haul….(and we can’t die sooner, we still have things to do!!!!) Send this to five phenomenal women today… they’ll love you for it! I just did. Then go to bed!

June 7, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment