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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tar Balls Reached Biloxi-Ocean Springs

If you are following me on tweeter, you read it right .... tar balls from crude oil reached the shorelines of Biloxi and Ocean Springs, Mississippi. There were hundreds of BP workers cleaned up the beaches yesterday. In fact, they arrived by buses and they stationed themselves in Beach Boulevard. This is not a good sign! We need BP to cap the source of the oil and PLEASE double your effort!

Fixing Our HVAC

Guest post compliments of Jessie Knarr

We had to have someone come out to do HVAC services on our home. We were not getting any cool air at all this summer when we started up the air conditioner. It would blow air, but nothing cool at all would come out of the vents. We were able to get Sears Hvac Service out here the next day. We had to sleep one night with just ceiling fans that was kind of miserable. It got really hot, but we were able to make it knowing we only had one day to worry about it. The next day the guy came out and we had to have our unit replaced. It was not terribly expensive and he was able to replace it that day. We were back to being having air conditioning faster than I could have imagined. Luckily he made it out here fast and was able to get it taken care of for us. We had to use some of our savings, but it was worth it to be up and going again. I am glad that we were able to get this done so fast. They did a great job and the new unit works perfect. I am very satisfied with it.

Random Thoughts

I have only two more nights to report to work and I will be jobless but, HAPPY! Did you know that I have no migraine for almost three weeks now? My mind is relax and free from stress that is why, I have a happy disposition while I quit my job. What are my reasons? I will pursue my MA in School Management, hoping that I can catch up this opening of classes in Florida. My husband and I will return to Florida for good. We made appointments to visit some apartments and condos there and hopefully we can find one which we like. Finger crossed!

Friday, June 25, 2010

More Organized Photographs

Post written by photo blogger Andrew Fleury

I just got a satellite internet WAconnection to manage my photography business online. Online photographic content management begins at home, on my hard drive, in Windows Explorer. Every new image is uploaded to New Images. After I have worked them up in Photoshop, I will sort them according to where they will end up. Images for sale will go to the Stock folder and I will rename them after upload using the name assigned by the online agency, which is usually a series of numbers. Images for friends remain in the New Images folder until I can zap them over via email. After that, I will sort further. Images for friends or acquaintances for whom I have no email address are uploaded online, usually to Facebook. After that, I will sort them further into my folders or delete them. Fortunately, I have wildblue satellite internet service and it does not take long to upload all of these images!

For special occasions, I usually want a physical image in my hand. For those images, I move to my Prints Wanted folder until I can upload to whomever is having the best deal on printed images. I name those images using the number assigned by my camera, preceded with the name of the main subject and an underscore sign. If I should get sloppy, I would soon have a mass of faces without a proper folder.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Horoscope Readings

Do you believe in horoscope?

Here is mine for this month. When I read it just few minutes ago, was amazed that all of these so called events happened. Last June 16, I gave my resignation letter to the casino and I was excited to face another hurdle of my life. I can now have the time to blog the things that inspire me most plus, can catch up those task that I left behind.

There are times when a big smile -- or bursting into tears -- is the absolute
best way to convey your message. There are other times, like on the 1st and 2nd,
when it's a way better idea to put whatever it is you want to say in cold,
clear, argumentative terms. Sure, you might spur a debate with your
unconventional approach. But it's a debate you can win. An emotional standoff,
however, isn't necessarily going to end up going your way. By the 4th and 5th,
you've soaked up more good energy than a solar roof in June, and you're ready to
share the wealth. You'll light up more than one bulb with all your bright ideas!
You're feeling just an itsy bitsy bit irritable on the 10th and 11th. Why not
just excuse yourself early and get in some much-needed 'you' time? You have a
couple of outrageous ideas on the 14th, 15th and 16th. So why haven't you acted
on them, already? By the oh-so-intense-in-every-way 21st and 22nd, you could be
in for some super-serious changes. Are you rethinking your job? Your
relationships? Your choice of apartment? Your core values? Your favorite foods?
All of the above? Enjoy it! Hard work pays off on the 28th and 29th. So work
hard.

Now, I am excited to know what will happen on the 28th and 29th. Let us see....

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mimic Insect

After my work, my husband took me to McDonalds for breakfast. I always order McCafe frappe caramel and two apple pies which is not a typical breakfast really. Anyway, when I got out from the van, I noticed this tiny beautiful creature on our window. My husband tried to keep it away but, its sticky feet stuck on the glass. We actually left the insect there, hoping it will fly away.

When we came back, it is still there amidst the 91 degree heat. I do not know if this is a planthopper and still wearing its leaf mimic body. Isn't it adorable?

After so many attemps, the insect just fell on the pavement and moved slowly to the grass where it belongs.

Mimic insects are amazing, don't you think? If they are vulnerable, they mimic their environment such as this insect.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Jellyfish Sting

I just remember my first encounter of jellyfish. I was swimming in the beautiful beach of DAKAK, Philippines when I saw some jellyfish around me. I was tempted to touch it but, my friend warned me not to. I was thankful because I didn't know that jellyfish can sting. If in case you accidentally hurt by this creature, take note of the following:

For stings on or around the eyes, dampen a towel with vinegar and dab around the eyes, but avoid the eyeballs. Salt water may also be used if vinegar is unavailable. Do not use fresh water if the sting occurred in salt water, because a change in tonicity can release additional venom. Avoid rubbing the wound, or using alcohol, spirits, ammonia, or urine which also encourage the release of venom.

Clearing the area of jelly, tentacles, and wetness stops further nematocyst firing. Shaving the affected skin with a knife edge, safety razor, or credit card can remove remaining nematocysts.

Beyond initial first aid, antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can control skin irritation (pruritus). To remove the venom in the skin, apply a paste of baking soda and water and a cloth covering on the sting. If possible, reapply paste every 15–20 minutes. Ice can stop the spread of venom until either of these is available. -source:wikipedia

Monday, June 14, 2010

Library and Reading

When I was in high school, I love to visit the library and read magazines. I can stay so many hours hopping from one magazine to another. Serial Section was my favorite place to hang out especially when I do not have classes. Of course, I love reading the things that discussed relationship such as Sweet things to say to your girlfriend or boyfriend. Basically, if I was not in my classroom, you will find me in the library. I also love books especially about places, people and culture. For me, places that I have never been only exist in dreams. I am also fascinated in history books and recipe either native or foreign. When I am in the library, reading is my only passion. I travel the world through my imagination with the help of the photography book that I always love to view. That was my high school life! When I went to college, I got me a job as a student assistant in a huge library of the university that I was enrolled. That was one of the happiest moments of my college days. I still go to the Serial Section but my favorite place turned out to be the Reference Section. Looking back to all those years, here I am, in a foreign land fulfilling my dreams. It all started with my reading habit and love of library.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Symbol of Roses

All roses symbolizes LOVE. But, roses have different colors and have different special meanings too. When someone gives you PINK roses, it symbolize happiness, gratitude, appreciation and admiration.

As for me, I love WHITE roses. According to the color chart of roses, white rose means innocence, purity, secrecy and reverence. So many people loves RED roses which symbolize love, passion, respect and courage.

On YELLOW rose, the meaning is joy, friendship and freedom. So, if your crush gives you a yellow rose, would you be disappointed? CREAM roses mean thoughtfulness, charm and graciousness. While ORANGE roses would mean admiration, fascination, enthusiasm and desire. If you want to give roses to somebody, be careful because they might know the meaning and they might mis-interpret it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wings by Giorgio Beverly Hills

It is good to have a job and earn money for myself. I am just so lucky that my husband took care of all our bills at home. What ever income I got, it is all mine for all my "girl cravings" such as shoes and perfumes. I am not into jewelry yet but, I am heading to that direction. Women loves beauty products right? I am low maintenance when it comes to that though. I just love lipstick and perfumes.
I went to Belk Store last week (told you I am low maintenance) and went directly to my favorite section of the mall. I saw this gorgeous bottle and spray it on my wrist. The scent is truly subtle as if I am in cloud 9, LOL! It just smells so good and the best thing is, it's not irritating to my nostrils. It is a bit expensive but, I love it! If you want to buy this product, it is wortth $35 but for me, it is really an affordable price. I bought it on sale online at $25/each and right now, I am using it at work. Check it out! it today.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

First Amiable Amy Contest: VS Tote Giveaway

I joined Blogspot in 2005 but my first blog was written on July 16, 2008. I was browsing the Internet at that time and I read a poem written by a local writer in Canada and I made a comment. For me to publish my comment, I need to open an account in Blogspot and thus, created my blog site. Looking back 5 years ago, the name of my blog never change up to the present----> same old AMIABLE AMY.
Anyway, some of my blogger friends told me that I should give a contest. I honestly do not know how to initiate one. But, I will try since I am already convinced so, I will create one and will be posting the criteria soon. I got this collectible tote from Victoria Secret today and I love it so much. It is actually worth $35 but, I got it for FREE because of the amount that I purchased. Eventhough I love this tote, I wanted to give it away for fun and give it to the lucky winner who resides in the Philippines. US Bloggers have all the access to this anyway, right? So, my first contest would be for the benefit of those who live back home. And I am excited already!

Other prizes will be posted as the day progress. Victoria Secret Gift Sets are probable items to be given away. On the 10Th of this month though, my domain will expire and I am still in the dilemma of renewing my domain or back to my original site which is http://www.amy200686.blogspot.com/ . What can you suggest?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cold Blooded Joran Van der Sloot

I am in deep sorrow for the family and friends of Natalle Holloway everytime I watch videos containing Joran Van der Sloot. After five years, her body was nowhere to be found and this man was never convicted. If the authorities pushed to convict this man after the confessions on the tape, he would have never met Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez, who was murdered by the same man just last week.

I pray that the cold case about Natalee Holloway's disappearance in Aruba will soon have justice. I bet you saw the face of Joran Van der Sloot on the news over and over again. Have you seen remorse? Have you seen guilt? NOTHING! I bet he is the most hated man on Earth at present time. Why I say that? On the latest case, Joran Van der Sloot can never say somebody helped him in murdering Stephany Flores Ramirez. He had claimed that someone offered help in disposing Natalee's body. In this case, not anymore! He is in a foreign land, Aruba can not protect him! Joran killed Stephany! Joran and Stepahy were seen together on the casino floor, seen together going in his room and he checked out in few hours leaving the dead body inside. Cold Blooded murderer! This man is sick and should be put into jail. I am sorry to say this but I guess, the notorious prisoners will eat him alive in the jail in Peru. Joran Van der Sloot is a sick man and prison cell is his only refuge!

I can not help but post this comments that I saw in Gather.com: LIBBY BUTLER said:
I joined Gather, just so I could comment on this vile subject. My heart, thoughts, sympathy and prayers for Stephany's family and friends. What a terrible and senseless tragedy. The blood from the slaughter of this young woman is not only on the hands of Joran Van der Sloot, but also on the hands of Aruba. If the officials in Aruba had done their job when Natalee disappeared, instead of protecting the vermin, Stephany's murder would have never taken place. I live in Alabama, so Natalee's death really hit home and Stephany was killed exactly 5 years, to the day, after Natalee was killed. How many times does the demon (Van der Sloot) have to confess that he is guilty of Natalee's murder, before he is arrested? He says, "I did it!", and the officals in Aruba, just turn a deaf ear. And now we learn he has been attempting to extort money from Natalee's family, saying if they paid him, he would tell them the whereabouts of her body and how she died. Can he get any guiltier? Hopefully the Peruvian officals will take this case very seriously, something that was obviously never done in Aruba, and give this Son of Satan what he deserves and has coming to him.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Coastal Crisis

We all know that BP is doing something to stop the oil spill but, it is not enough! 45 days had passed, still the crude oil emit tons of oil. Look at the dying bird in Louisiana! That is really a sad and heartbreaking sight! (photo courtesy:audubonoffloridanews.org)My husband and I love the beach since we live close by the amazing view of the Gulf Coast. Everyday, we drove by the Beach Boulevard and just enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the beach area facing the Gulf of Mexico. When the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig exploded last April 20,2010, the people living in the Gulf Coast area are truly devastated. Fishing Industry will be paralyzed and like a domino effect, it would mean job lost to those who rely on fishing. If the fishermen can not supply the demands on the market, the Business Industry who delivers seafood directly to the consumers will be badly affected.

Just the other week, fresh oysters was already $10.00/dozen, twice from the original price they served. Restaurants felt the scarcity of seafood products and they were given a limited purchase. This crisis is Ecological and Environmental in nature and it would take years and years before it can return to its normal balance. How many lives will be affected by then?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Niche Research

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Scary Tornado Formation

As I took a nap today, I had the weirdest dream that made me gasped for a breathe of air. In my dreams, I was with my mother and some relatives. Of course, my husband was with us and we were trying to move to another house because we experienced a temblor. We were all terrified and moved to a safer home. Then, my husband yelled to look some place to hide and as I gazed to the window, a tornado swooping the neighborhood. We had seconds to take cover. I was confused! I told to myself, "OMG! There is really a tornado here in Biloxi, MS"! The next scene of my dreams was when we are gathered on the road and all we could see was dirt and pile of debris. We were safe and I was looking at the house we took cover. Only the small room where we are in was spared and not damage! I told to myself, amazing! Then, I start looking for my purse because all my identification were in there. And I woke up, gasping! I was so glad that it was only a dream.

I promised my husband that I will buy him a lunch and have a picnic by the beach. We are almost done when suddenly all the motorists were taking a picture and a video on the back side. Our car was parked facing the bridge and the view of the beach so, there is no way that we can see what's behind us. I told my husband that these people are taking videos of the Pelicans flying above us. But, it took them sometime! So, I told my hubby to look out and see what they are trying to capture. My husband's voice turns into panic and says, it's a tornado formation! We were amazed how the cloud went down so fast and before I can grab a picture from my BB and HD2, it dissipated! That is the picture that I can capture! Thankful that it never goes down! If it does, my dream would be a premonition.

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