Sunday, January 01, 2012
Monday, December 26, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Sometimes you just have to say...To Hell with it! Whatever IT is.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Can I just tell you all how happy I am that we finally seem to be out of the five year slump we've had? Well, I can't say out of it per se, however I can say how nice it is not to have to worry about having money coming in all the time and enough to make ends meet!!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
So much going on, where do I start?
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Casey Anthony. Mother extraordinaire. NOT!
Is she guilty? Probably.
Should she have been convicted? Probably.
Was she convicted? No.
Because our justice system is archaic...That's why!
What I wonder is this. When did judges STOP doing the job they were either elected for or hired for? When did they decide to allow faulty attorneys to run the court room?
Do you know what I'd like to see?
A judge that has the balls enough to put his/her foot down and say enough is enough! A judge that runs the court room the way its supposed to be run. A judge that says, I don't care what crap you, as an attorney, come up, with if it doesn't pertain to this trial, you won't bring it up.
Remember OJ? Remember how pissed you were because he walked? You were probably sure that he'd hang himself eventually. He did. A person with that much anger was bound to end up in jail eventually.
Casey Anthony. Will she too hang herself? Probably not. She'll go on with life. Possibly change her name or move somewhere people don't know her. She may have another child. She may even profit from her story. As you know, I love to read my true crime. I will NEVER buy a book that woman may write!
It sickens me. It sickens me that the judge allowed a slime ball attorney to bring up things that had absolutely NO bearing on the case at hand. The case of a little girl murdered. The defense never argued that she wasn't murdered. No, what did they do? They said that Casey's father molested her. And that has exactly what to do with a two year old dying? He also mentioned that the gentleman that found the body moved it. Really? Was he there?
Yes. The prosecution made mistakes. The shouldn't have gone for the all or nothing. But come on people.
Do you know that most murder convictions happen because of circumstantial evidence? How many murderers have stood up and said, "That's right, you got me". Oh yes, son of Sam did. He's about the only one. Manson, to this day, still fenes innocence. Yes. Circumstantial evidence.
The words circumstantial evidence and beyond a reasonable doubt don't go together. Yet they often do. Apparently not this time.
What do we do? OJ? Casey? Well, seems to me to be an easy solution. Change the definition. Change how the system works. Why? Because it's NOT working! We wrote the laws. We can change said laws. If they worked, I'd say keep them. They don't work!
Am I angry? You bet I am. At the jurors? No. They did what they were supposed to do according to the law. I'm fairly certain that more than one juror found her guilty. I'd guess more than half think she is. But. Based on what they heard, they couldn't convict. So. Who to be mad at? Just the system. A system that needs to be changed. A system, which seems to be the best one in the world, yet still has many things wrong with it.
How do we change the system? Elect judges that aren't afraid. Elect judges that are as sick and tired as we are in seeing justice not served. Elect judges who want to make a difference.
Or, if you have a better idea...I'd love to hear it. I'm open!!
Sunday, July 03, 2011
I'm just not sure how life gets away. I suppose I could open a new blog and start over, but really, I suppose it doesn't matter. A blog is a blog and it's my life story, be it good or bad. I haven't looked over this blog in a very long time but I probably should. I can see how I started, where I went wrong and where I am now. Memory Lane. May not be such a good thing. Then again...
Life goes so fast. Already I have a Freshman and a Senior in High School. 50 is right around the corner, where does the time go? Seems like I just graduated from high school myself. Life truly is short.
Why wax poetic? No idea. Just seemed like the thing to do on this July 4th weekend. Spent time with family today and realized it was such a good thing. Tomorrow we'll spend equal time with friends. Tuesday is Marcel's birthday and life will continue to fly on by.
I've got a cat that is eleven and I'm sure not doing so well. I've a dog that is twelve and is not doing so well. Guess I didn't plan that one very well! I'll be sad about the dog; I'll be devastated about the cat! He's my boy, my Clooney!
Well, enough of this reminiscing..if that's what one calls it. I need to branch out. Write something memorable...hmmm...memorable...have any ideas?
Sunday, April 17, 2011
But, I'll try to be brief about everything and just voice my thoughts...please excuse if I go off on a tangent. lol
As you know I'm an avid basketball fan, especially my beloved Lakers. It's playoff time. I'm on pins and needles. I swear to you, I get stomach aches, headaches and anxiety during these games! And, because it's the playoffs, one cannot just watch the Lakers, one has to watch them all. For you see, we can't have any surprises! I love my Lakers. I'm convinced that they do certain things on purpose, like, for instance, playing like crap for days on end. There is no way that a team that has won as many championships as they have can have all major players NOT playing well at the same time. Looking back at the way Phil Jackson used to coach the Bulls, it is the same MO. Do I think we're going to win the title this year? In a word, NO. Do I think we can? Yes. But, I've always been a pessimist, so don't listen to me.
On a related note, the Kobe debacle right now is just plain ridiculous. The man got mad, the man said something he shouldn't have, but come on people, that doesn't mean that he's a homophobe! I can only use myself as an example, but I can honestly say there have been numerous times that something has slipped out of my mouth and I was like, oh crap, it's too late for me to take that back! He apologized. Some people won't accept it. Really folks? Do you not have better things to worry about than whether or not Kobe Bryant is making amends to the Lesbian and Gay communities? Are your lives that boring that you need to hang on every word said about and from the man? If that is all you have, I feel sorry for you!
It's the same in my own life. As you all know, I don't keep many secrets, unless, of course, I'm asked to...but, when it comes to my own life, I tell it like it is. To that end, you all know that I've had a very interesting life in the past years...about five to be exact. Husband lost his job, his business, and his self worth. We lost our home, a car, declared bankruptcy, separated and got back together. Through it all I've done things, many things, I'm not proud of. But, I am human. I make mistakes. I still like to consider myself the good girl. Not the good girl gone wrong, but the good girl that went astray for a while. I've shared it with you. Then I noticed that some people were hanging on my life daily! My life became their soap opera. So, to that end, as I'm sure you've noticed, I've kept my mouth shut for the past year. Not because I don't want to be open and honest, but because my life will no longer be everyone's soap opera. I will say that at times, like everyone else, my life is difficult. Sometimes just getting up every day is a struggle. My husband is again without a job. I have a part-time job. My son graduates from High School next year and we worry about how he'll go to college. My daughter is a great dancer and I worry how we'll continue allowing her to perform. I worry about lots of things, but, I'm happy.
In the past year and a half, I've figured out a lot about Jacquie. What I want, what I don't want and what I need. What works for me, what doesn't work for me. Who my friends are and who my friends are not. I've let things go that are not important. I've changed my views and even changed aspects of my personality. I've adapted to my situation and I'll prevail. Throughout it all I've been the strong individual I've always been. I've made mistakes, yes...but I'm trying to learn to forgive myself. It's a struggle. Eventually I'll prevail and life will go on. I'll go on. And I'll be a better person for it!
Work has been a wonderful thing for me. I love my job. I love the guys I work for. They are fair and honest and, in turn, I'm fair and honest with them. They know what's going on in my life and they now know that a part-time job isn't enough for me. If they cannot offer me a few more hours a week, then I'll have to possibly look elsewhere. Not because I want to, but because I have to do what's best for my family. As much as I love my job, I must have more hours to survive. Hopefully it works out well for everyone.
I've certainly been thinking about going back to school. Trying to find something that I won't be too old to do at age 50 when I'd be done and on my way to a 'new' career. Problem is, it's difficult thinking about what I want to do that won't be obsolete in time. Lots of thinking here.
Throughout my entire five years of learning, experience, etc. I've lost my way. I've turned from what I know to be the right path and I've turned away from my super power! I'm making my way back and I'm stronger because of it. Again, I'm human! God knows that. God forgives me. Grace is a beautiful thing!
I thank my friends for helping me to get through this tough time. As I said, I've learned who my friends are and who they are not. I continue to weed the bad out of my life and seek the good and the beautiful. My friends have been my rocks. My friends are helping me to realize, along with my husband, that FAMILY is so important and it doesn't matter if we agree with our families or not, they are family and they will be there. We can't pick our family so we either go with it, or disown it. I've chosen to make amends and go with it. Life is too damn short! I know. I almost died once. I forgot what it was like. Now I remember. Embrace life and all it has to offer.
Won't you embrace life with me?
Monday, March 28, 2011
okay, so I'm now wayyyyy behind! Bad, bad Jacquie!
Let's see if I can catch up...
Not much going on really. I work. I come home. I work some more. It's tax season. I put in ten hours today! It's almost over! *sigh* yet good. Sigh because I'm enjoying the money. Good because I've been working hard and will now go back to part-time! :(
Meghen did a four-day performance of Beauty and the Beast for her 8th grade drama class. I have many photos! Will upload some just as soon as I can go through them...I took over 400! She did a great job as Babette, a milk maid, a wolf and a napkin! The play itself was fantastic...very impressed!
Nothing else really exciting. Looking forward to some quiet time once work settles back down and getting a few things accomplished around the house.
Nearing the end of the NBA season; you know how much I HATE that! I love me some basketball! Go Lakers!
Won't you miss basketball too?