Friday, July 12, 2002

Here is a quiz that I found over at Anna's

1. What time is it? 10:06pm
2. Name as it appears on your birth certificate. Allison Melissa Bratton
3. Nickname: Alley
4. Parents: Thomas, Tammy, (step parents... Sandy, Berta, Rico)
5. Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake: 21
6. Date that you regularly blow them out: October 25th
7. Pets: 1 cat who lives with my mom(since I can't have pets) named Duchess, One Dear named Julie who eats grass behind my townhouse
8. Eye color: Green
9. Hair color: Brown/Blonde
10. Piercing: ears
11. Tattoos: nope
12. How much do you love your job? I have two jobs, and they both have their ups and downs. =o)
13. Favorite color: green
14. Hometown: Fairdale, WV
15. Current Residence: Cool Ridge, WV
16. Favorite food: Chicken & Dumplings
17: Favorite place you have visited: Chicago
18. Been toilet papering? nope
19. Loved someone so much it made you cry? sure...
20. Been in a car accident? If you count sliding on ice and hitting a signpost on christmas morning, then yes. =o)
21. Croutons or bacon bits? depends on if the bacon bits are fresh, if fresh then bacon bits, if those fake ones, then croutons (ut oh just reminded myself of Sally from "When Harry Met Sally")
22. Sprite or 7-up? Cherry 7-up
23. Favorite Movie: There are more than one! When Harry Met Sally, A Walk To Remember, Anne of Green Gables, Sabrina, While you were Sleeping... etc.
24. Favorite holiday: Christmas
25. Favorite day of the week: I don't guess I currently have a favorite day. =o)
26. Favorite word or phrase: UT!
27. Favorite toothpaste: Mentadent
28. Favorite restaurant: hummm... around here, the Char, in Savannah, Semolina's
29. Favorite flowers: Peonies & miniture pink roses
30. Favorite Drink: was 7-up... now it's diet cherry coke (the joys of being a diabetic.. *LOL*)
31. Favorite sport to watch: Gymnastics or Ice Skating
32. Preferred type of ice cream: Cherry Cheesecake or Cookies & Cream
33. Favorite Sesame street character: Cookie Monster! I was completely obsessed a few years ago, I have about every Cookie Monster stuffed animal ever made. =o)
34. Disney or Warner Bros.? Disney
35. Favorite fast food restaurant: Arby's
36. When was your last hospital visit? April 29th, 2002 (stayed for 4 days when I was diagnosed with Diabetes)
37. What color is your bedroom carpet? beige
38. How many times did you fail your drivers test? none
39. Who is the last person you got an e-mail from? my CGM group =o)
40. Convicted of a crime? nope
41. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit card? Maurices or Walden Books
42. What do you do most often when you are bored? find quizes and things to do online... *LOL*
43. Name the person that you are friends with that lives the farthest away: I want to say Mimika, because she lives in Greece.
44. Most annoying thing people ask me? If I've lost weight, when I don't feel like i have. Or if I'm feeling alright because they think i look tired. *LOL*
45. Bedtime: around midnight, 1 am
46. Who will respond the quickest to this e-mail? I'm thinking no one...
47. Who is the person you sent this to that is least likely to respond? didn't send...put it in blog (this is what anna said...ditto for me)
48. Favorite all time TV show: (s): Moonlighting, Lois & Clark (The New Adventures of Superman), Roswell, Growing Pains, the news is Dead Zone
49. Last person you went out to dinner with: It was My mom, Step Dad, and Step Brother
50. Last movie you saw: Sum of All Fears
51. What Time is it now? 10:21pm
click to take it!
I went to all of the below from Jana's website. =o)
Hello There, Nothing much is going on today except I've decided that I'm overly sappy, and corny as can be. Not only that but I'm a sorry site too. Thomas is gone over night & I miss him! *LOL* Thats definately a sorry state. *LOL* I got a little more done on my graphic site. I added some calendars, and I started making the pageset buttons for the pageset page. I'm going to start out with a lot of my better sets from my other sites and a few new ones... this isn't an awful thing to do is it? I don't want to make everyone wait forever for me to open up. I've also been uploading all the banners and quilt squares that I have ever made. I obviously was a little over zealous with a few sets as there were like 17 banners that matched *LOL* I must have liked that set or something... So much left to do. I had wanted to open by the 16th... I don't know if that will be possible or not. :( At least I have the basics completely finished now... And I'm very happy with my wishing well. =o) Hope your having a nice night.

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Hello There! There hasn't really been anything interesting going on today, I am off of work, and I've been cleaning house & doing laundry.. *bleh* =o) I have finally finished the wishing well for my new graphics site, and I'm More than please with it! I am so ready to get everything up and running but I have so much to do before that happens! I have always done my own html-ing and I have been trying to use frontpage with little success, I think I"m going to have to come up with some cleaver HTMLing to get the look I want. Hope your day is going well!

Sunday, July 07, 2002

I found this at Anna's Blog & Thought I would try it out =o)

1. WHAT TIME DO YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? 6:45 on weekends, a little later during the week
2. IF YOU COULD EAT LUNCH WITH ONE FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE? Jerry Jenkins (writer of the Left Behind Books)
3. GOLD OR SILVER? Silver
4. WHAT WAS THE LAST FILM YOU SAW AT THE CINEMA? Sum of All Fears
5. FAVORITE TV SHOW? Friends, Roswell, Trading Spaces (who can have just one? *LOL*)
6. WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR BREAKFAST? 2 starches, 1 meat, 2 fruits, and a milk (Diabetic breakfast diet... for example this would be like 2 peices of toast, an egg, a large glass of orange juice and a small glass of milk)
7. WHAT WOULD YOU HATE TO BE LEFT IN A ROOM WITH? Spiders
8. CAN YOU TOUCH YOUR NOSE WITH YOUR TONGUE? nope
9. WHO INSPIRES YOU? My Mother, and Rachel Joy Scott
10. WHAT'S YOUR MIDDLE NAME? Melissa
11. BEACH OR CITY? Mountains? *LOL*
12. SUMMER OR WINTER? Fall? *LOL* (i'm not liking my choices here...)
13. FAVORITE ICE CREAM? cherry cheesecake (not that i can really eat it anymore)
14. BUTTERED, PLAIN OR SALTED POPCORN? buttered & salted
15. FAVORITE COLOR? green
16. FAVORITE CAR? I kinda like mine. It's an Accent
17. FAVORITE SANDWICH FILLINGS? bacon & Miracle whip
18. TRUE LOVES? God, Thomas, My Family, True Friends
19. WHAT CHARACTERISTICS DO YOU DESPISE? not being true to yourself, lying, and stealing
20. FAVORITE FLOWER? Peony or miniature pink roses
21. IF YOU HAD A BIG WIN IN THE LOTTERY, HOW LONG BEFORE YOU TOLD PEOPLE? After I Made sure I wasn't dreaming & it was really true
22. FIZZY OR STILL WATER AS A DRINK? still water
23. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR BATHROOM? purple, white & green
24. HOW MANY KEYS ON YOUR KEY RING? 2
25. WHERE WOULD YOU RETIRE TO? not sure... maybe Lake Norman
26. CAN YOU JUGGLE, IF YES HOW MANY? never really tried this... but if I ever do... I'll let you know.
27. FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK? Kinda partial to them all... who could choose?
28. RED OR WHITE WINE? white (not that I've had much of either to really know this one)
29. WHAT DID YOU DO FOR YOUR LAST BIRTHDAY? Spent it with my family
30. DO YOU CARRY A DONOR CARD? I have a donor symbol on my drivers license if that counts... although I have some strange questions about donating organs and if it's really a good idea for christians to do so... message me if you would want to hear my wacky ways *LOL*

Well that was it... whew! =o)
I read a book today, called "Rachel's Tears" it was about one of the girls who was shot in the Columbine shootings, and was from the point of view of her parents, and had excerpts about her faith in the book. I have to tell you, this book made me quite emotional, it was all I could do at times to keep from crying. I started reading it before church, then afterward I read more. I was working, and a lot of my time is free time so I can read while I am there. There were so many things I related to with Rachel, although there are obviously differences between us... I think I would have liked knowing her, and after reading the book, I felt in some parts like I did. I even had to draw a picture of her. I was touched to say the least. I had a hard question asked of me today, and it was so surprising that I wasn't entirely sure how to answer. I don't want to say too much and give away privacy details or anything, but my job involves working with a lady who has a mental handycap. Today after we attended church, she asked when Jesus was coming back. I told her that no one really knew. Then she told me she wish that he would now, because she would like to know if he would take away her "dumbness" when he did. I was so surprised, and saddened to think that this worried her. I told her that I believed there was a verse about us understanding things in heaven that we do not understand on earth, but I wasn't sure where it was. My mission for this week before I work again is to find those verses. I also told her that I didn't think she was dumb, and I really do not. She really understands a lot, it's just every now and then that she has trouble with something little. I told her that I thought she was smart. She said "not like other people are" which about broke my heart to think of. I said things the best way I knew how.. I told her there was always someone out there who was smarter than each of us, and always someone that we were smarter than. I don't know if this makes sense, but it was all I could think of at the time. I mean, how smart you are doesn't make you any better or worse of a person. I wish I had been better prepared to answer.