Monday, October 24, 2005

Student Driver by Stellar Kart

Had to share -- this song was starting as I got into my car after the last day at my current job. Since I have no idea what I'm doing next, I felt it was exceedingly appropriate!

Two hands on the wheel of my fate.
Sweat running down my forehead.
Cars passing me like we're in a race.
I don't know what danger lies ahead.
Cause I'm just a student driver.
And I need your help to guide me.
Cause on my own I'm nothing.
Looks like the road ahead.
Might be rought to atake.
Oh no, I've spun out of control.
Good thing my passenger has a brake.
And he knows exactly where to go.
Cause I'm just a student driver.
And I need your help to guide me.
Cause on my own I'm nothing.
Now my right wheel is wobbling off.
And my stereo is blown.
But because I'm a student driver.
This car is not my own.
Cause I'm just a student driver.
And I need your help to guide me.
Cause on my own I'm nothing.
Cause I'm just a student driver.
And I need your help to guide me.
Cause on my own I'm nothing.
Cause I'm just a student driver.
And I need your help to guide me.
Cause on my own I'm nothing.

Which Historic General am I?

Not sure I'm happy about being compared to a Nazi general, but here ya go... (kudos to Jami for this one too!)

Erwin Rommel
You scored 53 Wisdom, 69 Tactics, 62 Guts, and 33 Ruthlessness!
You're most comparable to German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel in the fact that you have very strong tactical skills and morales. However, Rommel lost in Africa despite the fact that his logicians had told him time and time again that the English were planning to shut off his supply lines. Rommel lost North Africa, because the English shut off his supply lines. The moral of this story... Listen to your logicians. And guard your damn supply lines! But that being said, Rommel was one of the greatest strategic and tactical minds of our day. Had he overrun Egypt (which was a definite possibility at the time), World War II may have turned out significantly differently then it did.

Erwin Rommel entered the army in 1910 and rose slowly through the ranks. In 1939, Adolf Hitler made him a general. Rommel brilliantly commanded an armored division in the attack (1940) on France. In Feb., 1941, he took the specially trained tank corps, the Afrika Korps, into Libya. For his successes there he was made field marshal and earned the name “the desert fox.” In 1942 he pressed almost to Alexandria, Egypt, but was stalled by fierce British resistance and lack of supplies. A British offensive overwhelmed (Oct.-Nov., 1942) the German forces at Alamein (see North Africa, campaigns in ). Rommel was recalled to Germany before the Afrika Korps's final defeat. He was a commander in North France when the Allies invaded Normandy in June, 1944. Allied success led Rommel, who had lost his respect for Hitler, to agree to a plot to remove Hitler from office. Wounded in an air raid in July, he had just recovered when he was forced to take poison because of his part in the attempt on Hitler's life in July, 1944.

Other leaders like yourself include Patton and MacArthur.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 77% on Guts

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You scored higher than 11% on Ruthlessness
Link: The Which Historic General Are You Test written by dasnyds on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

Hat tip to Princess Jami

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Your Monster Profile

Basilisk Enigma

You Feast On: Pie

You Lurk Around In: Olive Gardens

You Especially Like to Torment: Pop Stars

I thought this was an appropriate topic as I am now in the position of looking for a job (you can connect the dots there...) You know, if I were a monster, I really think my targets of choice would be pop stars.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

"Never Again!!!!" Well maybe just once more...

Maybe it is my natural cynicism, or maybe because I know the depths of this that reside in my own heart too well, but I am very rarely surprised anymore when I encounter yet more evidence of human depravity. So little am I surprised that when I read this article (Hat Tip to Rod Dreher in the Dallas Morning News Blog) that I realized that I haven't seen as many disabled children out and about as I did even 10 years ago. And

Much has been written and said that is far more profound and more compelling about the modern day holocaust that is abortion, and yet when I hear about the various nuances of the murder of the generations, it makes me sick to see how far down Martin Niemöller's slippery slope we have come as a society.

And off in the distance, I increasingly hear the strains of Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles.....

Monday, October 10, 2005

Calling all animal-lovers!

Just got a message from the woman who runs the rescue where we got two of our three buns. I wanted to pass it on in case any of you would like to help. This is in the Dallas area, so it may not apply so much to those of you who don't live around here... so sorry! Here's the full text:

Hello my friends - first, please feel free to forward this email to whomever you think might be interested. It's time that I reached out to those of you who care about what I do and open up the floor to debate.

We all know that I am finally divorced and kinda "homeless" - which only means that I haven't landed where I need to yet. Many of you have offered me a room at your home, which is amazing, incredible and wonderful. And I may take a few of you up on it!! Currently I am at my vet's house - Dr. Rogers - here in north Frisco. It's kinda inbetween the sanctuary in McKinney and Lewisville. But I will have to make up my mind and get a "home" very soon. I can't wear out my welcome!! Yes, I am putting quite a few miles on the car!!

So help me think here. The Sanctuary really needs a big facelift - lumber work, getting trees donated (we know the kind we need), sprucing up the exterior and building new shelters for the interior. And that's just the beginning. We need to build/get a kinda "shed" where we can store our carriers/caging so that it doesn't look like a Jeff Foxworthy backyard We currently have about 80 rabbits now - some are at Katreena's and the rest are at Mikael's.

And now for the weird news. I think there are rabbits sitting in just about every shelter there is here in north Texas. We have received 9 from Carrollton, 2 from Lewisville, 2 from Grand Prairie, 1 from Mesquite, 1 from Garland (and 1 darling rat!!!) but there are still ones sitting at Tri-Cities, Grapevine and Arlington. Help!!! do we continue to rescue, do we change course, what do we do? This is way too big anymore for my shoulders alone, and I need help/advice.

Right now all the adoption papers are packed in a box somewhere (my mind wasn't working when I was packing, sorry). So that resource isn't updated on my mailing labels, but I still have that list. Goes back a few years.

I think we need:

1. People who can really focus on fundraising (helping Tammy and David) - we had to cancel our winetasting fundraiser because of H. Katrina this fall - reschedule? We are pretty darn broke. I would like (in my wildest dreams) to raise $10,000. Well, I can dream!

2. People who can keep up with the media and do press releases/schedule interviews/get us on TV/radio.

3. People who can help keep up the website or teach ME how to do it!

4. People who can look into local and state/national grants!!

5. TRANSPORT! I have spent hundreds of dollars in gas (as have a few of you too!!!) going and getting wildlife/rabbits. I just can't afford to do this anymore - I am filling my tank ($38) almost every other day. sigh. And I know I am not the only one!!!

4. People who just plain old have ideas.

I did focus on one thing - a storefront. We could do adoptions out of it, have a few buns there all the time, have educational seminars, merchandise, etc. Maybe even this could be a drop--off point for our wildlife. What do you think? This 501(c)3 has got to stand for something!! Garage sales - we are having one coming up on the 22nd of October at Katreena and Kristi's house in McKinney (off Eldorado and Lake Forest). We will need help!! Can anyone bake stuff? Help set up/take down? Make signs? Give me a vacation? just kidding.

And then there's the wildlife. I no longer have a real "facility" where I can intake wildlife, get donations, and do that work. Even though I was not really "available" during the summer, and Rick and Michelle took up the slack (boy is THAT an understatement!), WildRescue has still done well over 400 animals so far this year.

That's kinda it in a nutshell. Either I just go and get a job and scale waaaayyy back on 20+ years of work, stop the work, or somehow get paid to DO the work.

I am not a wishy-washy person, I can make decisions. But this time, I am taking it off my shoulders and asking for your thoughts. We can even have a List on egroups to discuss with everyone if you want.

I will try and find other email addresses that are attached to us via wildlife or rabbits and send this message out too. I really look forward to hearing from any and all of you!!!

With much love,


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