Sunday, September 11, 2011
Friday, September 09, 2011
Flight AA11 hit world trade center 1,
Flight UA175 hit tower 2.
Flight AA77 was flown into the the pentagon
and Flight UA93 crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
Flight 93 was brought down by the passengers on board, who realized that there was no other choice. Intelligence suggests this plane was heading for the white house.
2977 people were killed, and 19 Terrorists committed what I consider suicide.
I think everyone remembers where they were that day, how they watched it unfold. I went to a friends straight after work and we were hanging out watching TV, Her boyfriend burst through the door and told us to put the news on... after that we were pretty much glued to the TV.
I think back and remember thinking it was a movie until I saw the first tower collapse like a house of cards. after that it was just a feeling utter helplessness and horror.
The images still haunt me....I will never forget the images of people leaping from windows, and i will never forget the images of the firefighters trying to dig people out.
I cant imagine what it must have been like to be in new york that day. I will never know the pain of having lost someone in the attacks and yet I cried and i cried hard.
10 years later and we are still fighting to get the New York Emergency Services the help that they need to function after dealing with this horrific event. They came out and gave their all.
343 New York City Fire Department firefighters, 23 New York City Police Department officers, and 37 Port Authority Police Department officers, 15 EMTs and 3 Court Officers, Gave their lives.
The US is strong and will rebuild the trade center and put in a memorial for those who perished and no one will ever forget them.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg asks that we stop using the term “Ground Zero” and I agree, to quote him
"We will never forget the devastation of the area that came to be known as 'Ground Zero.' Never, But the time has come to call those 16 acres what they are: The World Trade Center and the National September 11th Memorial and Museum."
It is time.
|I beam from North Tower|
|Fire Fighters Tribute|
|The United 93 Memorial Fountain|
|Granite Ball with all victims names on|
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
This is post 1 of 3 (or 4) this week depending on how well I feel the rest of the week.
So I was going to do a podcast but I got too nervous and embarrassed about how my voice sounds.
I asked my twitter folks to send me questions to answer on the podcast and since I didn’t do it vocally I’m going to do by text.
Q1 How did I meet my husband and Q2 how was the long distance relationship?
I met my husband playing online trivia on mIRC, in a chat room called #chataholics. We met in November 2006 got engaged in December 2006.
We had our son in December 2007 and we got Married in December 2008. I moved to the US in June 2010 after 2 years of immigration bullshit and spending the majority of the time apart. So the long distance was terribly painful being apart for so long, but we survived it.
the hardest part of any long distance relationship is the loneliness and doubt. you begin to doubt the other person still loves you and you feel isolated.
one of our first pictures
Q3 what are your favorite movies and books?
The Green Mile is one of my favorite books and movies, I love Stephen King He is a literary genius.
Also The Lovely Bones and from my childhood anything by Judy Blume.
other movies I liked include Independence day, Titanic, Event Horizon, Cars, Armageddon and Dirty Dancing.
Q What type of music do you listen to?
I like most music. I’m not a fan of rap but will tolerate most anything else.
A few of my faves are Bon Jovi, Pink, REO Speedwagon, Aerosmith and Savage Garden.
Us at REO Speedwagon concert!
Q5 How long have you been on Twitter and does it Satisfy you?
I’ve been on twitter since 2007 but had to delete my first account due to crazy people harassing me. I love that twitter is so basic and not full of the same shit that Facebook is. its also more fun for me because I already know all my Facebook friends so getting to know new people on twitter is awesome so yes I guess it does lol.
I would like to thank @LoveJohnTyree & @mr_inkinsideme for their questions.
and I would also like to thank these people for making twitter so much fun for me.
@LoveJohnTyree @getoffmyplanet @mr_inkinsideme @babe_Chilla @G_bugg @Sandrinistrivia @jbenj219 @CbearsMamma @The Falconer
Monday, September 05, 2011
Squeeeee.. Mrs. Kori M invited me to write a Guest Post for her, and “I Am excited” will be an understatement. My mission is to entertain y'all, and try to not make a fool of myself. Which I will, I have faith in my fool-ness, umm yeah .. never mind.
Internet is so awesome, I met Mrs. K on twitter and now we are friends. I have some best friends on Internet, and I wish they lived closer. (My friends in real life, don't hate me, I love you all too :) She is hilarious, beautiful, charming, has a beautiful family, cutest son and a talented Lady!
Before we move on and talk about something, I want y'all to motivate and help Mrs. K to start her own podcast. She wants to, she even tried, but got nervous. :)
So, We both have one thing in common, and that is our love for 'Photography'. While I am still an amateur photographer, still learning and loving it. Mrs. K here, is so good at it. I got the chance to see, some of her beautiful shots. I love the fact, that we capture images and not just click them. She is so good at capturing images. We must get to see more of her work (hint hint :D)
There is no beginning or end to photography, my inspiration is beauty. Photography helps me see beauty in everything. You know that feeling when you hold a camera and, then go crazy ? Yeah that! It's like happiness.. pure Bliss!
The best lesson I have learned, is that being “Original” is the key to everything and anything you do!! We both talked and found out, that we both enjoy photography and have endless pictures on our computers. Like most of my drive is full of pictures. Some good, some average, some really really bad and embarrassing. But that's how we learn, right ?
If you are an iphone/ipod user or maybe not, you must have heard of the application “Instagram” ? No ? Okay, so it's basically an application that helps you use certain filters to edit your pictures (and make it look a lot better than the real picture ;D), and post it for your friends and others to see. And I really hope they come up with a website or an app for other devices too. It's pretty cool! So considering the fact that, I am a lunatic photographer (excuse my language!!), I thought of sharing some shots with y'all (edited using Instagram) -
So if any one of you share our love and craziness for photographs, comment and share your links/suggestions/words, so we can all share and enjoy! Have a fantabulous day! And send Mrs. K and I some love. :)
Love & Peace
Monday, August 08, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
So 12 months ago, I left the UK for warmer shores, a few things have happened nothing really exciting the first being I got a job, the second being I lost my job.
I have had my highs and lows and I've tried to deal with bouts of homesickness. on the whole I think I've done pretty well.
I know a few people who think I could be doing better but I say to you people let me take your family and friends away and see how you feel. I'm here and trying.
I can take criticism but when it’s not constructive, it hurts. for example tell me why I should be happy all the time…. explain to me how that is possible with the things I deal with on a daily basis ?
I don’t have a positive outlook on live, I never have but I’m getting better you may not see it now but you will… just give me time!
anyway on to other stuff..
its been a year ! Sam is growing up fast !! here’s a recent picture
he is turning in to a real little devil but he is just adorable at the same time and he only has to look at me and I melt.
Sam started pre-school on Monday, I was sadder than he was.
we were totally unprepared for it and I can understand that this may be frustrating for people but we are first timers. we make mistakes but we learn from them.
I have been considering what to do because I am a failure as a mom but have not decided on anything yet. I continue to try my very best but its not good enough for this wonderful little boy.
I wish I was a better parent but I am who I am, and I try!
anyone else ever feel that their best just isn’t enough? or am I really the worst mom in the world?