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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

That’s My Sign!!

Now that I’m getting used to this blogging thing, more ideas are popping in my head daily. Today I want to touch on my zodiac sign, Virgo. As you see, my user name is Melissavirgo because I feel a strong connection to being a Virgo. From the first time I ever even read up on my sign as a teen, I truly believed that it best described me.

Wikipedia.com

Some of my interesting reading  in Wikipedia.com has enlightened me of my birth sign . Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the zodiac. 

Generally, Virgo is considered compatible with same element signs, Taurus, Capricorn, Scorpio and Virgo itself.[5] These signs share an earthy demeanor and are believed to relate with each other on that merit.

According to astrology-online.com/virgo.htm:

Traditional
Virgo Traits

Modest and shy
Meticulous and reliable
Practical and diligent
Intelligent and analytical

On the dark side….

Fussy and a worrier
Overcritical and harsh
Perfectionist and conservative

 That’s me to a T! And it’s not like I changed myself to fit into the mold, trust! When I was a child I was chided for ‘keeping it real’ often. And now that I’m an adult, I try to  give everyone the benefit of the doubt, and take into consideration others’ feelings before speaking out. My biggest problem NOW more or less is not WHAT I say, but HOW I say it. Well, I’ll be the first to admit that I AM a work in PROGRESS!!!

The article goes on to say:

Virgo is the only zodiacal sign represented by a female. It is sometimes thought of as a potentially creative girl, delicately lovely; sometimes as a somewhat older woman, intelligent but rather pedantic and spinsterish. The latter impression is sometimes confirmed by the Virgoan preciseness, refinement, fastidious love of cleanliness, hygiene and good order, conventionality and aristocratic attitude of reserve. They are usually observant, shrewd, critically inclined, judicious, patient, practical supporters of the status quo, and tend toward conservatism in all departments of life. On the surface they are emotionally cold, and sometimes this goes deeper, for their habit of suppressing their natural kindness may in the end cause it to atrophy, with the result that they shrink from committing themselves to friendship, make few relationships, and those they do make they are careful to keep superficial.

Virgo is said to govern the hands, abdomen, intestines, spleen and central nervous system. Illnesses to which its natives are prone include catarrh, cold, coughs, pleurisies, pneumonia and nervous instabilities. Their natures make them inclined to worry and this makes them vulnerable to stomach and bowel troubles, including colic and ulcers. Male Virgoans may have trouble with their sexual organs. Both sexes are strongly interested in drugs and esoteric cuisine and as their delicate stomachs require them to be careful about their diet, it is essential that they treat their fascination with exotic food with extreme care.

Heaven knows yall, in the blink of an eye, when I think of certain things, my stomach knots up like crazy, then I must find the nearest rerstroom, asap(I know, tmi, lol!). I do know it’s some kid of anxiety thing I have going on. Also, when I’m stressed out, I lose my appetite completely. Wo is me!!!

    LIKES
  • Health foods
  • Lists
  • Hygiene
  • Order
  • Wholesomeness
    • DISLIKES

    • Hazards to health
    • Anything sordid
    • Sloppy workers
    • Squalor
    • Being uncertain

    The article goes on regarding negative issues with Virgoans:

    Problem:  Finding yourself frequently alone and unable to keep friends for more than a few weeks.
    Solution:  Try not to be argumentative over much and the constant criticism that Virgoans give to their companions are not endearing qualities to have. Try to live and let live, they will love you for it.

    Problem:  People tend to avoid making close contact with you.
    Solution:  Being too preoccupied with health and making it a continual topic of conversation. Try to keep your tips and suggestions about health and health products to yourself unless asked for them.

    Problem:  Dissatisfied with the way your life is turning out; no excitement or change to speak of.
    Solution:  You may be restricting yourself by reducing your life to a set of theories and pigeon-holes. Try to express the positive by first asking yourself, Who or what are you serving; are you devoted or are you enslaved. Answer those questions and then start a new path that includes your true worth.

    Problem:  You may feel that your life and your climb to success is a steep hill that you may never be able to scale.
    Solution:  Try expressing the positive traits of your finely tuned analytical reasoning, employing the light touch with employees and coworkers, while expressing genuine concern for all; You will find those mountains turning into hills that you run right over.

    Wow, that’s interesting!! While I admit I am an anti-social person, it’s part of astrological makeup!! You know I’ve been living in Alabama and yet to have the honor of having a best friend as of yet? I guess I need to loosen up, huh?

    Here are some famous Virgoans:

    Adam Sandler (September 9)

    Amy Irving (September 10)

    Bill Murray (September 21)

    Billy Ray Cyrus (August 25) 

    Cameron Diaz(August 30, 1972)

    Tattoo Design
    If I were to get another tattoo in addition to the three I already have, I would like to get this one,  probably on my right shoulder. It is sweet and simple!
    Ok, so it’s time to start closing the programs on my computer, it’s just about quitting time….that’s all for now, friends!

    May 2, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments