Sunday, December 20, 2009

Organizing

So this is before I organized my bookshelf in the living room. You know, sometimes when you are very busy things get unorganized and out of place. It can't be helped sometimes.
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It got a little unorganized over the past few months, so I decided to organize it this past week. I finally got it all done tonight.

Looks so much better doesn't it?
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I decided to wait til around Christmas to post pictures of the tree + decor that we have around here. I did some gift wrapping today. I still got to wrap a couple of Dad's gifts then we are pretty much set for Christmas. We got the turkey today + a few of the trimmings. I'm also making a cheesecake for dessert. I'm very excited to be baking again. It's been so long since I made a nice dessert.
Have a great evening!

Monday, December 14, 2009

It's Official!

The Christmas tree is fully decorated! Put it up a little late this year, but it's better a little late than never right?
I'm going to town today to pick up some Christmas gifts plus two tickets to see Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, & Flyleaf in Peoria on Jan 15th.
I'll be posting pictures of the tree later :)
Hope everyone has a good day!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Movie I Watched This Evening

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Good movie.. it's been awhile. I thought it was silly & cute lol. I love it.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Downtown Chicago Part 1

As we were entering downtown. :)
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Navy Peer area. :)
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Lovely Chicago Theater. :)
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Many Chicagoan's walking the streets of Chi town.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rest In Peace Holly :(

A dear lady I knew for two years has been murdered. :( :(
She always came into where I work & I'd see her where she worked all the time & we'd talk. I knew her when she was pregnant with her daughter. We'd talk about her baby all the time. I used to work with her ex & she would come in to see him then we would chat. She was always so kind & polite.

I just saw her last week. I can't believe she is gone. She left behind a one year old daughter. Holly, her daughter, & her mom would come into where I work at least twice a week & I'd see her in drive thru all the time.

I'll always remember you Holly. Thank you for being so kind to me & being such a wonderful soul.


MAHOMET--22 year old Holly Cassano was found dead in her home in Candlewood Estates. Officers are asking for help to find who's behind the crime. Investigators say the killer may have cuts or scratches from what happened. They want people to be on the lookout for anything suspicious to find this killer. Cassano was last seen leaving her job at Meijer around 10:30 Sunday night Her body was found by a family member Monday morning. Officers are interviewing anyone who knew Cassano and looking for clues. "We're trying to do what we call a victimology, background we're trying to talk to everyone that knew here to get an idea of what she was all about [and] what kind of a person she was," said Lt. Ed. Ogle. Investigators say Cassano did have problems with an ex-boyfriend. They would not comment beyond that. There are no suspects at this point. Deputies are still searching for answers.

MAHOMET- Holly Cassano worked at Meijer and until recently also worked at Bob Evans in Champaign. Her co-workers joked that they'd call her the "podium princess". She was a hostess at the restaurant and all of the customers loved her.
The people that knew her say there's one thing that mattered to her the most.
"She just cared about her daughter so much it seemed like whenever she came up here it was her daughter that was her whole thing," said co-worker, Brad Lytruelove.
Her daughter was not home at the time of the crime. She's staying with family now. Investigators are not saying if this was a random act or may have had a connection to Cassano. People that knew her say it just doesn't seem possible something like this could happen to someone like her.

We should learn more on how a Mahomet Mom was killed. An autopy is set for today. Champaign County Deputies are looking for who killed Holly Cassano. The 22 year old was found dead in her home on Dupage Street Monday.
A family member found Cassano's body yesterday morning. She has a one year old daughter who was not home at the time
Neighbors in the area can't believe it. They say nothing like this has ever happened here. It has people completely shaken up. Deputies say the investigation is far from over.
Stay with WCIA 3 News for the latest on this developing story.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Old Toilets

That's as close as I was getting to them lol.

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Nature Photography

So on Monday I went out to the two local nature parks & let me tell you it felt great to be out there.
I saw some Vulchers out there to.
I love how my camera takes pictures of the trees & all. They look almost professional is what I have been told.
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All these forests I surprised I didn't run into bigfoot ;) lol.
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I'll have more to share soon! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Beautiful Colors Of Fall Reflecting Off The Lake

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I have plenty more photos to come later, But for now may you enjoy this one.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Are These The Same Cats??

Are these the same cats or different ones? ;)Image and video hosting by TinyPic
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Altered Benjamin

Play this game it's cool. Ben turns in to a wolf lol.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Car Show Part Two

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I have quite a few more car photos, but I think you have seen enough of them haven't you? :)

Car Show

So yesterday was AMBUCS and as usual they had a car show. I think this was the biggest car show they had so far.
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I took many more out there as well. I might post another blog with some more photos later.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Why Do I bother to keep Myspace anymore? One of the few reasons I keep my two accounts is because 1. I have one relative I talk to almost everyday. 2. Because of a few bands 3. Only way to communicate with Rhiannon. The other few friends I talk to on there I can speak to in an email pretty much. I first got Myspace back in September of 2006. I enjoyed coming on the site every day & talking to people, but now you see no one really talks to each other. All they want is a high friend count & don't care to talk. Some days I wonder why I even bother logging in.


I have one account on Myspace that I sent at least 25 requests over the past 4 months for them to delete it, but no they will not delete it. What can I do? The reason why I deleted that account was because this one person created a fake account with someone else's photos & kept bothering me. The person stole someone else's identity. Don't they know they could go to jail for that? I took screenshots of everything + the Ip address matched the person I thought it was. Just in case it happens again, I got proof! Anyway, I just wish that Myspace would delete that one account already.

Coming up in November we are going to downtown Chicago on a bus! I'm excited. The Chicago place mall is where we are going to be dropped off by. It's supposed to be seven floors of stores & food places. Gonna take lots of pics for sure. We are going to be only a few blocks from the "Willis Tower". Which was called the "Sears Tower".
How exciting it will be to be downtown! :)

Two Great New Videos By Two Great Bands! :)

Breaking Benjamin - I Will Not Bow.


Three Days Grace - Break.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Butterfly

Took this shot out by Ellsworth. Ellsworth had their town-wide sales over the weekend & I just couldn't leave my camera at home. :)
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Videos From Pointfest

I didn't take any of these. Pretty awesome concert. Started at 10am & went on 'til 11pm.
Shinedown -
Sound Of Madness.
Save Me.

Chevelle -
Vitamin R (Leading Us Along).
Jars.

Staind -
It's Benn Awhile.
Mudshovel.

Atreyu -
Becoming The Bull.
Falling Down.

I was surprised to see Aaron Lewis moving around on stage like he was. The last time I saw him he was pretty much standing in one place. I was amazed. The energy that Mike had was awesome, too. :)
All the bands were awesome. :)
I also saw Our Lady Peace, Trapt, Exit 714, Red Line Chemistry, Janus, Lucabrasi, Make Me Break Me, etc. A lot of local St. Louis bands :P

Oh, it's such a great feeling watching the bands play in St. Louis @ the Verizon. The place was almost sold out & my goodness all the energy! What a feeling it is singing along with everyone. What a great time! Can't wait to go back!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Official Video For I Will Not Bow!!!!!!

Benny & Aaron look as handsome as ever! :) Chad & Mark are too. Hehe
My goodness, I just love the video & the song.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

This restaurant I went to yesterday has Barbie & Ken signs for their restrooms lol.
I only got a pic of the woman's bathroom sign though.
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Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fall Festival

So I went to the Fall Festival here in town on Wednesday.
I just walked around & played one game.

I also took some pictures with my new Canon camera. :)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"I WILL NOT BOW" Just Released Last Night!!!

I must say that I love it so much! :D
Can't wait for album 4! BB never made a bad song & I don't think they ever will.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bought a new camera today. My Panasonic was a good camera, but it did not have video on it so I took it back.
I really love my new camera. I will get some good shots tomorrow to show you all what kind of pics it takes. :)
Lovely night to all! :D

Farmland

This pic was taken across from the McDonald's here in town.
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Monday, August 3, 2009

Got A New Camera..

Bought a new camera today. My brother Steven gave me a gift card for Wal Mart. Since my Kodak went bye bye on me I decided to buy a new camera. I'm going to try it out tomorrow in the daylight to see what kind of pictures it takes outdoors. I needed a new camera since mine broke and I have a concert coming up in STL in three weeks. I'm also going visit Sarah at her new house next week, so gotta have some pictures taken there. :)
I'm excited for her. I'm glad she is closer to her family. :)
I will see her often. That will not change.

Will see if the camera is a keeper. If it does not take decent outdoor photos I will take it back & find something else.

Anyway, working on fixing my page up a bit. Going to be a hot week. Hopefully it won't be real hot by the time the 23rd rolls around. Can't believe summer will be over soon..

Monday, July 27, 2009

I want to thank Sarah Jane for tagging me, but I don't think I will post the survey type of thing. Because I have no idea what to write at the moment.lol. But thank you, Sarah! I appreciate the tag!

Lately I have been on a reading spree.(I guess you could call it that LOL).
I bought a bunch of books at the attic sale. Right now I am reading "Harry And The Henderson's". If you are a fan of the movie you will love the book.
Last night I walked up to "Jack's Cafe" & bought home dinner. Let me tell you Jack's has the best fries around next to "meathead's".

I haven't been out and about with my camera lately. The screen broke, so next month I am getting a new one. I had my Kodak a year and a half and I got my use out of it.

Going to town today to pick up a dvd. I'm in a movie watching and book reading mood lately.

Well that's all for now!

Have a nice day. :)

Jackie

Monday, July 20, 2009

Playground Fun

On our way home yesterday we stopped at a park in Ashkum, IL for a rest. It was a big and beautiful park.

I had fun. I climbed up a tall ladder & slid down the slide :)
The slide doesn't look real tall in this photo, but it was in person.
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Ah the merry-go-round! The last time I was one one of these was in Downs at Dooley park many years ago. About a year ago or so they remodeled Dooley park with a new playground & they took out the merry-go-round. :( So there are none around here anymore. Might have to go out hunting for one in B/N again.
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Me having so much fun!
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The sidewalk to the restrooms.. LOL.
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The restrooms ended up being locked. They must be open only when they have events in the park.

You know what I thought was creepy?
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Someone scratched "Jackie" into a bench in the park. I thought it was creepy but dad said there are other Jackie's out there. I just thought it was odd that it was on the bench right there & then, you know what I mean?