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When I was in 5th grade, I used to get in trouble a lot at school for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, for being a smartass and for not letting other kids have a turn to answer. Some of the stuff I said was pretty funny, but the teacher didn't think so. Anyway, she gave me a little notebook to keep at my desk and write down the funny things that I wanted to say but shouldn't, and also to write down the answers that seemed obvious to me and less obvious to some of my classmates.
I suspect my teacher would have given Ann Richards a notebook of her own, and I am so glad that no one ever did.
I never knew Ann Richards and I don't really remember much about her being our governor, but I am still very sad that she died last week. (It is very strange that I call so many adults Mr or Mrs, but everyone seems to refer to our former governor as Ann.) I love everything I've heard about her and she seems like the kind of woman I wish I had met. I am glad for what she did to make women almost equal here in Texas. I love that she spoke her mind, that she cared about real people and real issues and that she talked about her alcoholism.
I go to Alateen every week because my mom is an addict. My mom is in prison and she hasn't yet found the recovery and sobriety that Ann did 26 years ago. But ... there are 12-step meetings in all Texas prisons and so I have some hope that my mom might get clean and sober in a meeting that exists because Ann Richards thought it was important to help Texas felons get sober.
We are driving down to the capitol tomorrow to say good-bye and to say thank you. ---Freckles
I am a Texas teen, and I wear make-up. Lip gloss or lipliner almost every day, and I often wear eyeshadow, eyeliner & blush. So do most of the girls in my school, and many of them started in 6th grade.
An adult who only knows me on the internet and has never seen my photo is worried that I will become one of those Texas women who buys make-up and hair gel in 50 gallon drums. Not a chance! But how much is too much? How little is too little?
And then again the liberal / conservative question. Do repubs wear more make-up? If so, why?
Click on the title to post your own comment about this. ---Freckles
makeup? (Anonymous) 2006-09-12 05:48 pm
i think repub women wear more make-up. why? i don't know. to me they seem very catty and it makes them feel high and mighty. it makes them feel better too.
Some people gamble on the internet. Othe people watch porn. Lots of people send emails or surf the net. I spend a lot of time doing IM and writing a political blog for teenagers. So I have heard that you can get anything on the internet. I do not know if that is true, but I can tell you I did get something surprising and unheard of on the internet this week ---- two grandmas!
I was in a political chat room and people were talking about grandmas and grandchildren. I typed in that I never had a grandma, and instantly had two offers! Now, when I probed a little further about whether they would keep my photo in their wallets or send me birthday cards, I got a yes, so I signed on! Now a good friend of mine is concerned that maybe these are creepy men who just want pictures of teenage girls, but I know it is for real.
So, click the word ANYTHING in the title and tell us the strangest thing you have ever learned, done, received or acquired on the internet. Disclaimer: I won't post the ones that are illegal or too sexy. ---Freckles
I found this girl online who just so happened to be the daughter of my dad's college girlfriend. Now I go to visit her every year.
Check out this article on a group of people who are trying to shame our government into doing what is right. Wish the public didn't have to resort to trickery, but at least now more people know about what they are doing to the people who live in public housing in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS Aug 28, 2006 (AP)— A man claiming to be a high-ranking federal housing official addressed a conference Monday on public housing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, claiming the government was reversing its policy.
Following speeches by Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Mayor Ray Nagin, a man who said he was the "deputy assistant secretary" of the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a total reversal in the government's policy on public housing in New Orleans, claiming HUD would halt plans to demolish thousands of public housing units.
William Loiry, president of Equity International, which organized the conference in Kenner, La., said "everything seemed legitimate" about the man who made the speech until he suggested that people leave the conference, board buses and attend a ribbon-cutting at a public housing development.
When Loiry and security officers went to find the speaker, he was gone.
The man left a phone number on a flier handed out at the conference. A man who answered at the number and identified himself as Andy Bichlbauer said he and his loosely affiliated band of "Yes Men" have pulled off similar pranks, including several involving the World Trade Organization.
HUD spokeswoman Donna White said the government's plans remain unchanged. Demolition and redevelopment of several major projects will go ahead as planned, she said. She called the speech "cruel."
The agency's inspector general's office is investigating the matter, said Jerry Brown, a HUD spokesman.
About 1,000 people had registered for the conference.
So, I am not the tallest person on earth, but it never occurred to me that could affect how SMART I am. What do y'all think of this gem in YAHOO NEWS today?
Taller people are smarter: study
Fri Aug 25, 5:53 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - While researchers have long shown that tall people earn more than their shorter counterparts, it's not only social discrimination that accounts for this inequality -- tall people are just smarter than their height-challenged peers, a new study finds.
"As early as age three -- before schooling has had a chance to play a role -- and throughout childhood, taller children perform significantly better on cognitive tests," wrote Anne Case and Christina Paxson of Princeton University in a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
I was at a party last week and ALL the dads were wearing white or tan shorts, polo shirts with collars and the same kinds of shoes. ALL the moms were wearing sleeveless tops and either shorts or skirts. A friend said "That's cause they're republicans." What do you think? Do all the liberals YOU know wear 60's clothes? Do all the republicans dress the way I describe above? Can you wear pearls and be a liberal?
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