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November 8th, 2030


11:11 am - F-Lock
I've had to f-lock. I am here (no, really) so just comment on an open entry and I'll be more than happy to add you.
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March 20th, 2009


03:35 pm - Natasha Richardson
After hitting her head on the beginner's run at a Canadian ski resort, Natasha Richardson passed away Wednesday.

I find it to be a horribly tragic accident, one that could have easily been reduced in severity by simply wearing a helmet. A grown adult succumbed to such as simple an injury as bumping her head when falling on the snow. Think of what a child goes through when they fall off their bike and land on the hard concrete!


I've not heard any reports on what the family's decision or options were, but it is my sincere hope that Ms Richardson expressed a desire to be an organ donor. Her circumstance, though tragic, is a perfect example for organ donation. With an injury that leaves the brain dead but the rest of the body intact, she is a perfect candidate for organ donation. If her organs were donated, she could have helped a blind man see with her corneas, repaired scars on a burn victim with her skin, gave a mother a second chance to live with her heart, saved a brother with a kidney, or even saved a child from leukemia with her bone marrow. Those are just a few of the things that she could have done if her family donated her organs.


In her death, it is my honest wish that she chose to save lives.


If you haven't had that conversation with your loved ones, take the time to do so. They couldn't possibly guess how you feel. Some people are greatly opposed to organ donation, and that is their decision and option. But in the moment of supreme grief, when you are facing your loved one in a hospital, will you know what that person would want? Some people are tortured by what they later decide is the "wrong" decision (whether or not to donate) and have a hard time resolving their grief because they are afraid they have dishonored the dead. If everyone would have that conversation with loved ones, there will no confusion.

I personally have registered with my state's Donor Registry so that when my name is plugged in to UNOS, the hospital can see my expressed wishes. I also carry a card sent by my state that states my preferences, whether I would only want to donate specific organs or any viable organ. It is all customizable and FREE. I've also been very clear with my family (DH, parents and siblings) and friends so that they all know how I feel under different circumstances. They know what I want to happen if I end up life support, when to "pull the plug", when not to, what to donate and what I want to happen after my death. I've been clear about it, much to the horror of my parents, but I've seen too many friends in horrible circumstances, not knowing what to do after a loved one has passed. This past week has been spent dealing with the death of a co-worker, and one of the greatest gifts that person left behind was detailed instructions on what he wanted to happen. His family was able to focus on each other and not on arrangements.


It is NEVER too early to have this conversation.


If you are interested in organ donation or would like more information, you can go to http://organdonor.gov/ . To find out where to register (even if it is to refuse to be a donor), head to http://organdonor.gov/donor/registry.shtm and follow the link under your state's name.


~CF~
who will stop lecturing now.


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September 3rd, 2008


11:55 am - Addicted...
69 words

Speed test





I know I can do better!
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August 21st, 2008


08:42 am - Protect Your Pets!
All pet owners, or those who have friends or family with pets, should DEFINITELY read this blog entry:

http://www.thechaistory.blogspot.com/


This is the story of a dog who was playing with his toy and the toy nearly killed him. The dog owner spoke with friends and found out this has been happening quite often to other animals. The toy manufacturer refuses to pull the product, inferring that a dog's value wasn't much and that his pain and suffering don't count as he is just a piece of property.

Spread the word!
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July 25th, 2008


03:09 pm - Avarice In America
Let's see how quickly "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is sued for not helping this family again.





From accessAtlanta.com :

A Clayton County family that got the area's first luxury remodeling job from the television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" now faces foreclosure, according to television news reports.

A foreclosure notice on the home in Lake City appeared last Friday, indicating that a $450,000 second mortgage the owners took out less than 15 months ago was in default, WSB-TV reported.

Patricia Harper, the homeowner, told WSB she and her husband had struck a deal with Chase Home Finance to rescue their "extreme" home and that there will be no foreclosure auction. Chase said they couldn't confirm that claim.

Harper told WSB they invested the loan proceeds in a construction business and the business hasn't been good. She didn't say how much of the money is left.

The home at 5489 Ahyoka Dr. has 5,500 square feet after the 2005 makeover, WGCL CBS46 reported.

Lake City mayor Willie Oswalt was among the volunteers who helped build Harper's home 3 1/2 years ago, and Beazer Homes was the main sponsor. The mayor told WSB he is baffled.

"Beazer gave them $100,000 cash, paid their mortgage off and they still can't make it," said Oswalt.




 

So, what I am understanding is that this family was given a week's vacation, a newly remodeled 5500 sqft luxury home, no mortgage AND $100,000 cash, and they STILL couldn't survive?

What the fuck is wrong with you? You are GIVEN shit like this, and you BLOW it???

 

The mortgage was paid off. The community loved you. You had enough cash on hand to pay your bills for years. You had good jobs and could easily get better ones based on your local celebrity alone. (What company wouldn't hire you if you were qualified? That would be bad PR!) 

I understand the desire to be active and provide as much as possible for your family. But risking the family's well-being on a speculative business is ridiculous. It is nothing but GREED. They had a secure life, a good life, but they had to have more.

 

Children, this is what AVARICE gets you- NOTHING!

 

I'm sure there are going to be people claiming that Extreme Makeover should have given them financial counseling or some such rot, but that is just what it is- ROT! PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PEOPLE!!!

This family should never have had an extreme makeover.

As the fabulous Shaggy says:

“Take heed
never take advantage of the things you need
never let yourself be overcome by greed
walk the straight and narrow and you shall succeed.”


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July 18th, 2008


11:29 pm - The Graduation Year Song Meme
Ganked it from morethansirius. Brought back tons of memories!!!




The Graduation Year Song Meme

- Go to musicoutfitters.com http://musicoutfitters.com/
- Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year.
- Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline your favorites. Do nothing to the ones you don't remember/care about.


Top 100 Hits of 1999/Top 100 Songs of 1999

1. Believe, Cher
2. No Scrubs, TLC
3. Angel Of Mine, Monica
4. Heartbreak Hotel, Whitney Houston
5. ...Baby One More Time, Britney Spears
6. Kiss Me, Sixpence None The Richer
7. Genie In A Bottle, Christina Aguilera
8. Every Morning, Sugar Ray
9. Nobody's Supposed To Be Here, Deborah Cox
10. Livin' La Vida Loca, Ricky Martin
11. Where My Girls At?, 702
12. If You Had My Love, Jennifer Lopez
13. Slide, Goo Goo Dolls
14. Have You Ever?, Brandy
15. I Want It That Way, Backstreet Boys
16. I'm Your Angel, R. Kelly and Celine Dion
17. All Star, Smash Mouth
18. Angel, Sarah McLachlan
19. Smooth, Santana Featuring Rob Thomas

20. Unpretty, TLC
21. Bills, Bills, Bills, Destiny's Child
22. Save Tonight, Eagle-Eye Cherry
23. Last Kiss, Pearl Jam
24. Fortunate, Maxwell
25. All I Have To Give, Backstreet Boys
26. Bailamos, Enrique Iglesias
27. What's It Gonna Be?!, Busta Rhymes Featuring Janet
28. What It's Like, Everlast
29. Fly Away, Lenny Kravitz
30. Someday, Sugar Ray
31. Lately, Divine
32. That Don't Impress Me Much, Shania Twain
33. Wild Wild West, Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee
34. Scar Tissue, Red Hot Chili Peppers

35. Heartbreaker, Mariah Carey Featuring Jay-Z
36. I Still Believe, Mariah Carey
37. The Hardest Thing, 98 Degrees
38. Summer Girls, LFO
39. Can I Get A..., Jay-Z Featuring Amil (Of Major Coinz) and Ja
40. Jumper, Third Eye Blind
41. Doo Wop (That Thing), Lauryn Hill
42. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...), Lou Bega
43. Sweet Lady, Tyrese
44. It's Not Right But It's Okay, Whitney Houston
45. (God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You, 'N Sync
46. Lullaby, Shawn Mullins
47. Anywhere, 112 Featuring Lil'Z
48. Tell Me It's Real, K-Ci and JoJo
49. Back 2 Good, Matchbox 20
50. 808, Blaque
51. She's So High, Tal Bachman
52. She's All I Ever Had, Ricky Martin
53. Miami, Will Smith
54. Hands, Jewel
55. Who Dat, JT Money Featuring Sole
56. Please Remember Me, Tim McGraw
57. From This Moment On, Shania Twain
58. Love Like This, Faith Evans
59. You, Jesse Powell
60. Trippin', Total Featuring Missy Elliott
61. If You (Lovin' Me), Silk
62. Ex-Factor, Lauryn Hill
63. Give It To You, Jordan Knight
64. Black Balloon, Goo Goo Dolls
65. Spend My Life With You, Eric Benet Featuring Tamia
66. These Are The Times, Dru Hill
67. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, Mark Chesnutt
68. I Do (Cherish You), 98 Degrees
69. Because Of You, 98 Degrees
70. I Will Remember You (Live), Sarah McLachlan
71. Chante's Got A Man, Chante Moore
72. Happily Ever After, Case
73. My Love Is Your Love, Whitney Houston
74. All Night Long, Faith Evans Featuring Puff Daddy
75. Back That Thang Up, Juvenile Featuring Mannie Fresh and Lil' Wayne
76. Almost Doesn't Count, Brandy
77. Man! I Feel Like A Woman!, Shania Twain
78. Steal My Sunshine, Len
79. I Need To Know, Marc Anthony
80. So Anxious, Ginuwine
81. Faded Pictures, Case and Joe
82. Back At One, Brian McKnight
83. When A Woman's Fed Up, R. Kelly
84. How Forever Feels, Kenny Chesney
85. Amazed, Lonestar
86. Sometimes, Britney Spears
87. Ghetto Cowboy, Mo Thugs Family Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
88. Out Of My Head, Fastball
89. Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem), Jay-Z
90. Jamboree, Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane
91. Take Me There, BLACKstreet and Mya Featuring Mase and Blinky Blink
92. Stay The Same, Joey McIntyre
93. Lesson In Leavin', Jo Dee Messina
94. Iris, Goo Goo Dolls
95. Satisfy You, Puff Daddy Featuring R. Kelly
96. Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out), Citizen King
97. Music Of My Heart, 'N Sync and Gloria Estefan
98. Write This Down, George Strait
99. When You Believe, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey
100. God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You, Alabama Featuring 'N Sync
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July 6th, 2008


05:09 pm - Happy Birthday, SW!
I was out of town this past weekend, but I wanted to make sure I got  this posted as soon as I got back.


Happy Birthday, Sunshine!
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June 29th, 2008


08:15 pm - New 'Do!
I did it... I chopped my hair off!

I wanted the shortest part to be about chin-length in the back then a-line to the front, but my front pieces weren't quite long enough so it is chin-length all the way round.

I like it, I think. Shorter than I wanted really, but I don't think I mind. I'll put up a picture tomorrow, when I've styled it and actually put makeup on. LOL
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June 25th, 2008


07:58 pm - O. M. G. They DID IT!!!
THE DIAMOND DOGS PULLED IT OUT!


The Fresno State Bulldogs Men's Baseball team defeated Georgia 6-1 to win the NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!

Go Dogs, Go Dogs, Go Dogs Go!




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May 13th, 2008


07:39 pm - Thoughts (Prayer Requests) For A Friend In Need *Updated
As many of you know, I am part of a message board online. One of my favorite persons on the board is Jenn, aka Angeliize.

Last night Jenn faced a crisis as her son began reacting to medication he was prescribed. Cody (who is about 8 years old) was airlifted to the nearest trauma center and admitted to the PICU.

When I spoke to Jenn last night as she was driving to the hospital, they believed he was just having an allergic reaction. Speaking with her today, the doctors now believe that the pharmacy erred in making the drug suspension so the dosage was not .025mg as prescribed, but rather 25mg. That is 100 times the amount he was supposed to get.

As of this afternoon Cody was not awake, but was beginning to take his own breaths against the ventilator they have him on. The doctors will know for sure if it was an overdose or some other issue later. I don't have a more recent update because I am really trying to give Jenn space to focus on just her family.

(Sort of interesting side note- Jenn's son is in the hospital where another one of our online friend's sister works. Jenn has a ready-built support unit there since she already has a contact.)


Anyway, your thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated. Long-term affects are still unknown at this point as he has not woken up yet. We are hoping for the best, as Cody is a delightful and active boy who loves his hockey. We look forward to more pictures of him in his hockey gear! Please keep Jenn and Cody and the rest of the family in your prayers.









Update: May 13 9:15pm PST

Jenn just told me that the tube is out and Cody is breathing on his own now!
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May 4th, 2008


10:58 am - Thank you!
Thank you all for the birthday wishes yesterday! It really means a lot.

I had a great day drinking and visiting with old friends in my hometown at the Lions Club's annual Brewfest. We will definitely do it again next year.
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10:36 am - Sad Day At The Races
There is always a down side to the races.

Big Brown's resounding triumph Saturday in the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs was tempered by the demise of runner-up Eight Belles.

Jockey Gabriel Saez was easing up the filly at the start of the backstretch after finishing 43/4 lengths behind Big Brown when her two front legs suddenly buckled and she went down.

"She broke both front ankles and they immediately euthanized her," said Larry Bramlage, the veterinarian on call at the Triple Crown races. "She didn't have a front leg to stand on to be splinted. Absolutely nothing could have been done."


This sort of thing breaks my heart. Anyone who has been around horses knows that they *love* to run. When you give a horse the chance to race, the competitive spirit will take them over and they will race for all they have. And that is exactly what this horse did.

I know some are confused because this wasn't really discussed at the time. Everyone was focusing on Big Brown and getting his roses, so they didn't see Eight Belles drop. She finished second, then when her jockey was slowing her down after finishing, her legs collapsed.

Broken legs are difficult with horses. Sometimes they can be treated, but not always. More than likely not always. The strain that is put on the other legs can cause those legs to go lame. Look at Barbaro... trying to heal one leg caused such severe damage in the other that they ended up having to float him in a pool. Even that didn't work.

I am glad that they were so quick to recognize the filly's pain and do what they could. They didn't sit around debating while she hurt. They knew she was in a hideous amount of pain, and there was nothing to be done for the injury, so she went down. This was the most humane way of treating the injury.

As glued to the Barbaro case as I was, even I recognized in the beginning that the horse would not recover. It was inhumane to hold on to your attachment to the horse that way.

That is like pet owners who let their cats or dogs suffer because they can't bear to put them down. It is a hard decision to make, but your dear pet is hurting, horribly, and you have to do what is best for that pet.

My heart goes out to Eight Belles' family of owners, trainers, and stablehands. Cause the stablehands are the ones who really knew her.
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March 4th, 2008


09:04 pm - Fun!
- May 3 -
You love literature and the arts and dreaming and traveling. You love attention and are constantly attracting people with your charm. People find you very stimulating intellectually. QuizGalaxy.com
Positive Traits:
adaptable, resilient, charismatic, communicative, persuasive
Negative Traits:
cynicism, irresponsibility, superficiality, overbearing, promiscuity

'What does your Birthdate mean?' at QuizGalaxy.com





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February 6th, 2008


02:38 pm - Ganked From Kel

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January 1st, 2008


11:59 am - Color Quiz - Freaking AWESOME!

ColorQuiz.com CF took the free ColorQuiz.com personality test!

"Needs release from stress. Longs for peace, tranqu..."


Click here to read the rest of the results.



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August 5th, 2007


12:37 pm - Bonds - A Fan's Perspective
I think it is more ridiculous for people to hate only Barry Bonds for the steroid scandal when more than 75% of baseball players between 1990- 2002 took steroids. People blame him for something that happened YEARS ago. He gets tested so often that there is no way for him to get away with it now, yet people still act like he is actively on the juice and cheating. Should we mention that the Padres pitcher that he hit that run off of was actually suspended in April 2005 for steroid use after multiple failed tests? He was one of FOUR Padres minor league players suspended for 15 games that time. Funny, I don't think that Bonds has ever tested positive.

The fact is that Hank Aaron's record is no longer as out of reach as it once was. Ken Griffey Jr and Alex Rodriguez are both within reach, as are several other players. The public wouldn't even be bothered over Bonds if the media didn't have such personal vendettas against him. This is a guy who spent his whole life surrounded by the media. By the time he made a name for himself and wasn't just "Bobby Bonds' kid", he was completely over the constant attention. So he doesn't want to have to give 10 press conferences a day? So what? I personally have no interest in sitting through a "Breaking News Flash: Bonds just dropped a deuce in the locker room toilet!" updates that the media seems to need.

The media totally whinges about how airtight the New England Patriots organization is. It is often said (in the Boston Globe) that it is "easier to get money from Scrooge than information from Belichick." But you don't see this huge public outcry over that. People accept that the organization chooses to not air their business in the media. When Bonds made a similar decision, people freaked out. He has the right to limit his exposure, and the media is just being rude and disrespectful of that. Had they backed off, they probably would have got more from him.

I find it funny that people say Bonds took the juice. Did you see the injection? Did you see the failed test? Because if you did, I am more than sure that the MLB front office would love to hear from you, since they have NEVER gotten a failed test for Bonds. The steroid use is alleged. Yes, it is probably only because the slippery eel found a way to get away with it. I harbor no doubts that the guy was juiced to the gills, but frankly so was half the league at the time. For people to blame him and only him is ridiculous. If you are going to asterisk his record, then you need to asterisk ALL records set during the 90s and early 00s. You cannot prove he was cheating then, and if you insist on attaching his name like this, then you must do so to ANY other player who may have done so as well.

I'm sure it would be lovely to explain to the recent Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr that his record now has an asterisk because he finished during the "Steroid Era" and since MLB can't say for sure who was taking steroids, the public demands that anyone with a possibility be asterisked. I'm sure he'd *love* that.


Should you choose not to go the route of that argument, it will be easy to shut down the rest of the Bonds complaints. Steroids were legal in baseball until 2003. You can't blame a guy for making a legal improvement within the system. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean he did anything wrong. After 2003 he was tested heavily and has never had any steroids detected. Mark Maguire, however, has admitted he took Andro when he went for his single season HR record. Does anyone care? Nope. But oh, a rumor about Bonds and suddenly it is a call to arms.

The FACT is that Bonds is discriminated against for whatever reason. He is the Steroid Scapegoat, and it is completely illogical and ridiculous. People are completely off their rockers if they think Bonds is all that is wrong in baseball.

Stay Classy, San Diego.









I feel the need to qualify my above rant. It was in response to one of my bestest friend in the whole world's rant on myspace. She is a Padres fan. I am a Boston Red Sox fan. Unfortunately, I live in Fresno, California, home of the SF Giants minor league team, and my DH is an avid Giants fan. That means that I have been very involved with the Giants team since 2000. In fact, I was just at a Giants game before the All-Star break and watched Barry hit 550.

That being said, my above rant is what most Giants' fans think. Barry is NOT evil incarnate. I can guarantee that Bonds will not play in SD tonight. They will save his next HR for a home game because that is their style, and Barry would not get the proper respect he deserves any where else. And I say, GOOD FOR HIM!
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July 31st, 2007


03:46 pm - CF & the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day
I flew out to Boston for my vacation last week. I left on Friday the 20th, flew to Vegas. From Vegas I flew to Boston with a stop off in Philadelphia. However, in Vegas I was told that my flight to Philly was overbooked, so they moved me to a direct flight to Boston. That direct flight was an hour delayed on the runway , then when I got to Boston, my bags hadn't. It took two days for them to deliver my bags to me, even though I told them NOT to deliver but to just call me so I could pick them up. AND they failed to comp me for voluntarily giving up my seat (even though they tricked me into giving up my seat without telling me what was going on. I had been under the impression the flight was canceled, not overbooked. It wasn't until the gate agent in Boston told me that they were required by law to comp me for giving up an overbooked flight that I found out what had happened.)

Sucky start to a vacation. Luckily it is pretty hard to have a bad time at Cape Cod. We had a WONDERFUL time. Great weather, great house. Got to see the grandparents, though I did miss seeing all the other people in my family since we didn't head inland. Nantucket is awesome, Martha's Vineyard is awesome, Hyannis was cool.

So Saturday the 28th I go back to Boston to fly home. I leave Boston just as it starts raining. My flight gets to Philadelphia in the early afternoon where I wait two hours for my connection, at which point we have an hour delay while a "mechanical issue" is being resolved. An hour later we are updated, being told that there was another issue with the replacement part, which shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to repair. However, if it does take more than 15 mins, our flight crew will have timed out. That means that we were the last segment for that crew to fly, and because of the amount of time it took to fly to Vegas, the crew would be over the FAA regulated time limits. After 15 minutes and we hadn't started boarding, we knew we had to find a new crew. Unfortunately they couldn't find a new crew. I called my older sister, the traveling fiend, who suggested that I call the main Customer Service number while I stood in line at the Customer Service desk so that I was being assisted before all those people in front of me in line.

Luckily, Lissy and Mary had been keeping me sane by texting me, and I asked Mary to pull up the number for the airline. I called them, and by the time I got to the front desk, I had the last tickets on hold for a flight. I had my bags rerouted to Fresno rather than going along with me for the ride between all these airports. Of course, instead of flying from Philly to Vegas right away, I had a hotel voucher and meal vouchers for the night and a ticket to get me to Dallas, then to Vegas the next day. They put me up at a Quality Inn... in NEW JERSEY. Fucking Jersey!!! I did drive by the Phillies ballpark and wave to Aaron Rowand just for Mary though. By this time it was like 10pm. I got something to eat, and finally managed to get to bed around 1am. Hardly slept, because a random hotel in the middle of Jersey by myself is not conducive to a restful sleep. Was finally up for good at 5am. Got to the airport and got on my flight to Dallas. Leave Philly just as it starts pouring rain.

I get to Dallas around 11:30am local time. My flight is supposed to leave at 2:30pm. At 2:15 we hear an announcement that the flight is delayed, rescheduled to leave Dallas at 3:30 with an arrival in Vegas at 4:06pm. Oh joy... my connection to Fresno leaves at 4:07. The ticketing agent Jim holds a seat for me for the midnight flight back to Fresno from Vegas, to give me time in case there are further delays. At 3:30 we are still sitting there, and the plane isn't there yet. We find out that the plane was circling the airport, waiting for clearance to land, but the airport closed arrivals for a 20 minute window. The plane was diverted to Oklahoma City to refuel and then return to Dallas. Oklahoma City is only like a 20 minute flight. At 4:30 we are STILL sitting in Dallas, watching the pretty lightning show. The lightning was actually striking the runways, so the entire airport was shut down. I call my boss at this point and explain the situation. I told her that I don't have the charts ready for Monday's surgeries, so I will come in and do them and anything else that is urgent, but after that I need to go home. She says that is fine.

Finally the storm passes, we have a quick break, and we are able to leave Dallas around 6:45pm. I get to Vegas at 7:30, and immediately go to the baggage claim. My bags are not there, and the agent says my bags have probably been able to bounce to Fresno already. I go back through security and head to my gate, where I sit until midnight. The plane is delayed and we finally get off the ground close to 1am. We land, I wait and don't see my bags. I give up, call Andy to pick me up and went home.

Fell asleep around 3am, got up at 5:30am and went to work. Left at noon and went to the airport to get my bags. Find out that the bags are still in Vegas. There is a flight leaving Vegas for Fresno at 4pm, and they put in a request to add my bags to that cargo. Fill out the missing luggage report, and instruct them to CALL me instead of automatically placing the luggage for delivery. I don't even bother giving them my address. Agent warns that if bags don't make it onto this flight, the next flight isn't until midnight so I wouldn't have them until morning.

Don't get a call so I assume bags will be on midnight flight. Get up early and go to airport to get luggage. Am there at 6:30am this morning, wait in line for 45 minutes. Find out that Phoenix is still having delays and cancellations, so the airline is swarmed trying to deal with those passengers. At 7:20 it is finally my turn when all 4 agents leave the counter, turn off the lights, and go in the back . I give up on waiting since I have to be at work at 8am. On the drive there I call and find out that my bags are marked in Vegas as having departed, so Fresno just hasn't processed them yet. I figure I will get them at lunch.

At lunch I call because the website is still showing the bags are unprocessed. The rep with the 800 number finally gives me the direct number of the local ticket counter in Fresno. I call them and the lady checks and says my bags are not in. Then she tells me that the 4pm flight was late and the midnight flight had been canceled. She thought that Vegas must have scanned my bags departing on one of those flights, but because the flights were delayed there was no arrival scan yet. She said she would make a few calls and ensure that if my bags have not been sent over yet, that they would be on the next one.

Annnnnd... I just got her phone call. One of the bags arrived on the morning flight, and the other bag was sent via another airline to ensure it actually got here. Both are waiting at the counter for me to get off work. FINALLY!


Bottom Line:

Never Fly US AIRWAYS!!!
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March 14th, 2007


08:23 am - Icky
Dudes. The weather is most uncool. Like srsly. It was 85ºF here yesterday. I hate the heat. And I am really really tired of California. *pouts*


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