Thursday, February 22, 2007

GEORGE Washington 1732-1799

First President1789-1797
Born: February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
Died: December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia

Cathy lives in Westmoreland County, Virginia! The similarities to President George W. end here. For my birthday yesterday, I received a card that says:

President Bush intercepts a secret message from Hillary Clinton:

iN0J0W 0773H

Try as he might, he cannot make out what the code means. So he calls in Condoleeza Rice who takes one look at the code and says, "Sir...
You're reading it UPSIDE DOWN!

(Cut, paste, and print out the above code. Then turn it right side up)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

&rew Lerner 1958 & beyond

I was born today, in 1958. This is a happy day for me, because these people are a part of it: Nancy, Cathy, Gina, Bernice, Richard, Deborah, Michael, and Lana.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Lake Mary is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. The population was 11,458 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 14,638. [1]. Lake Mary is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.0 km² (9.7 mi²). 22.3 km² (8.6 mi²) of it is land and 2.7 km² (1.1 mi²) of it (10.96%) is water. Please click on the picture. Please click on the title "LAKE MARY FLORIDA"

Lake Mary is home to many companies such as Convergys, Dixon Ticonderoga, Fiserv, Paychex, Progress Energy, Priority Healthcare, Veritas Software and the world headquarters of AAA. Lake Mary is centrally located between Daytona Beach and sunny Orlando. So whether you want to see the ocean or ride the rides, Lake Mary is your perfect choice! - 12/28/07

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 11,458 people, 4,199 households, and 3,271 families residing in the city. The population density was 513.8/km² (1,330.8/mi²). There were 4,351 housing units at an average density of 195.1/km² (505.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.33% White, 3.60% African American, 0.24% Native American, 3.83% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.47% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.22% of the population.
There were 4,199 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $69,485, and the median income for a family was $76,859. Males had a median income of $57,132 versus $32,439 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,094. 2.9% of the population and 2.5% of families were below the poverty line. 1.8% of those under the age of 18 and 3.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

New Chemical Element

A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the densest element yet known to science. The new element has been named "Bushcronium." Bushcronium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 311. These particles are held together by dark forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. The symbol for Bushcronium is "w." Bushcronium's mass actually increases over time, as morons randomly interact with various elements in the atmosphere and become assistant deputy neutrons in a bushcronium molecule, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to believe that bushcronium is formed when morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as "critical morass." When catalyzed with money, bushcronium activates foxnewsium, an element that radiates orders of magnitude and more energy, albeit as incoherent noise. Foxnewsium has 1/2 as many peons but twice as many morons.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

My Birth Date for Dummies

My birth date is February 21, 1958.
My birth date is also 2/21/58
My birth date can also be represented as 2-21-58
The numbers 2, 21, & 58 are in my birth date.
They can be found in my telephone number, and in that order!
My telephone number is 321-214-9855.
My telephone number is 321-214-9855 when my birth date numbers are made larger and bolder.
However, the 85 is the reverse order of my birth year of 58.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Lou Dobbs for President

Lou Dobbs (born September 24, 1945) is the anchor and managing editor of CNN's hour-long weeknight program Lou Dobbs Tonight, an editorial columnist, and host of a syndicated radio show. Lou Dobbs Tonight attracts CNN's largest audience, of about 800,000. CNN pays him $6 million a year, and he also lectures widely.[1]
Dobbs resides on a 300-acre "isolated horse farm" in Sussex County, New Jersey.[2] He is married to his second wife, the former Debi Segura, a one-time CNN sports anchor, with whom he has two daughters, Hillary and Heather.[3] He also has two sons, Chase and Jason, from his first marriage.
Originally a classically
conservative economist, Dobbs' views have changed over time, and he is now a strongly populist critic of the "excesses of capitalism," which he identifies as globalization, offshore outsourcing, runaway film production (the outsourcing of Hollywood jobs)[4] [5], illegal immigration, free trade deals, corporate/big business influence in government and the Bush administration's tax cuts. He advocates protectionism, warning that outsourcing, the U.S. trade and budget deficits threaten the American middle class. For more, click here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

"My Favorite Things"

Julie Andrews turns 69 - To commemorate her 69th birthday on October 1, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan 's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was "My Favorite Things" from the legendary movie, "Sound Of Music". Here are the lyrics she used:

Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting, Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings, Bundles of magazines tied up in string, These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses, Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses, Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings, These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak, When the knees go bad, I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions, No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions, Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring, These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pains, confused brains, and no need forsinnin', Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin', And we won't mention our short shrunken frames, When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break, When the eyes grow dim, Then I remember the great life I've had, And then I don't feel so bad.

(Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.) Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who would appreciate it. Sent from Gina

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Convergys Orlando
285 International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 1-407 771-8000
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Convergys Corporation
Type: Public (NYSE: CVG)
Founded: Cincinnati (1989)
Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Industry: Call CenterOutsourcing
Products: Infinys [1]
Convergys (NYSE: CVG) is a multi-national corporation that provides outsourced billing, customer care, employee care, and transaction management software. Most of its clients are companies in the communications, financial services, technology, and employee-care market.
The company grew from Cincinnati Bell Information Systems and MATRIXX, both subsidiaries of Cincinnati Bell, and AT&T Solutions Customer Care (formerly AT&T American Transtech), which was sold to Cincinnati Bell in 1998; an IPO in 1998 made it a fully independent company. Since then, Convergys has acquired numerous companies and expanded its business to employ over 60,000 people in 40 countries around the world. Its headquarters is in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Most recently the company has employed a strategy of diversification to offset its significantly declining market share in telecom billing.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Aspie & I

The following is a condensed version of a previous entry on this sight. I have posted what most personifies me.

language; Extensive logical/technical patterns of thought (often compared to the personality traits of the popular Star Trek character, Spock); Socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior and interpersonal interaction;

People with AS lack the natural ability to see the subtexts of social interaction, and may lack the ability to communicate their own emotional state, resulting in well-meaning remarks that may offend, or finding it hard to know what is "acceptable". The unwritten rules of social behavior that mystify so many with AS have been termed the "hidden curriculum".[13] People with AS must learn these social skills intellectually through seemingly contrived, dry, math-like logic rather than intuitively through normal emotional interaction.

AS individuals lack the ability to recognize and understand the thoughts and feelings of others. Deprived of this insightful information, they are unable to interpret or understand the desires or intentions of others and thereby are unable to predict what to expect of others or what others may expect of them. This often leads to social awkwardness and inappropriate behavior.

Difficulty reading the social and emotional messages in the eyes - People with AS don't look at eyes often, and when they do, they can't read them.Making literal interpretation - AS individuals have trouble interpretting colloquialisms, sarcasm, and metaphors.

Being considered disrespectful and rude - Prone to egocentric behavior, individuals with Aspergers miss cues and warning signs that this behavior is inappropriate. As children with Aspergers mature, and become aware of their mindblindness, their fear of making a social mistake, and their self-criticism when they do so, can lead to social phobia. Aspergers have trouble distinguishing the difference between the deliberate or accidental actions of others, which can in turn lead to a feeling of paranoia.

Awareness of hurting the feelings of others - A lack of empathy often leads to unintentionally offensive or insensitive behaviors. Repairing someone's feelings - Lacking intuition about the feelings of others, people with AS have little understanding of how to console someone or how to make them feel better.

Recognizing signs of boredom - Inability to understand other people's interests can lead AS persons to be inattentive to others. Conversely, people with AS often fail to notice when others are disinterested. Introspection and self-consciousness - Individuals with AS have difficulty understanding their own feelings or their impact on the feelings of other people.

Clothing and personal hygiene - People with AS are unaffected by peer pressure. As a result, they often do what is comfortable and are unconcerned about their impact on others.Reciprocal love and grief - Since people with AS react more practically than emotionally, their expressions of affection and grief are often short and weak.

People with AS are compelled to correct mistakes, even when they are made by someone in a position of authority, such as a teacher. For this reason, they can be unwittingly offensive.Speed and quality of social processing - Because they respond through reasoning and not intuition, AS individuals tend to process social information more slowly than the norm, leading to uncomfortable pauses or delays in response.
Exhaustion - As people with AS begin to understand theory of mind, they must make a deliberate effort to process social information. This often leads to mental exhaustion.A person with AS may have trouble understanding the emotions of other people: the messages that are conveyed by facial expression, eye contact and body language are often missed. They also might have trouble showing empathy with other people. Thus, people with AS might be seen as egotistical, selfish or uncaring. In most cases, these are unfair labels because affected people are neurologically unable to understand other people's emotional states. They are usually shocked, upset and remorseful when told that their actions are hurtful or inappropriate. It is clear that people with AS do not lack emotions. The concrete nature of emotional attachments they might have (i.e., to objects rather than to people), however, often seems curious or can even be a cause of concern to people who do not share their perspective.[19]
However, the problem may be exacerbated by the responses of those neurotypical people who interact with AS-affected persons. An Asperger patient's apparent emotional detachment may confuse and upset a neurotypical person, who may in turn react illogically and emotionally — reactions that many Asperger patients find especially irritating. This can often become a vicious cycle and can sometimes cause families with Asperger-affected members to become especially dysfunctional.
Failing to show affection — or failing to do so in conventional ways — does not necessarily mean that people with AS do not feel affection.

Understanding this can lead partners or care-givers to feel less rejected and to be more understanding. Increased understanding can also come from learning about AS and any comorbid disorders.[20] Sometimes, the opposite problem occurs; the person with AS is unusually affectionate to significant others and misses or misinterprets signals from the other partner, causing the partner stress.[21]

Another important aspect of the social differences often found in people with Asperger's is a lack of central coherence.[22] People who have poor central coherence may be so focused on details that they miss "the big picture". A person with a central coherence deficit might remember a story or an incident in great detail but be unable to make a statement about what the details mean.

[edit] Speech and language differences People with AS typically have a highly pedantic way of speaking, using a far more formal language register than appropriate for a context. intense and obsessive level of focus on things of interest Some are so proficient at written language as to qualify as hyperlexic. highly intelligent underachievers or overachievers, clearly capable of outperforming their peers in their field of interest, yet persistently unmotivated to do regular homework assignments

AS may have an odd way of walking, and may display compulsive finger, hand, arm or leg movements,[34] including tics and stims. changes to their routines cause inordinate levels of anxiety extremely sensitive to touch, smells, sounds, tastes, and sights. They may prefer soft clothing, familiar scents, or certain foods. Some may even be pathologically sensitive to loud noises

Non-neurological factors such as poverty, lack of sleep, substance abuse by the mother during pregnancy, discrimination, trauma during early childhood, and abuse may also contribute. male brain is predominantly hard-wired for understanding and building systems, and that AS is an extreme of the male brain.[53] Many adults with AS are able to work successfully in mainstream jobs, although they may continue to need encouragement and moral support. "difference" and is not necessarily a "disability."

Internet has allowed individuals with AS to communicate with each other in a way that was not possible to do offline due to the rarity and the geographic dispersal of individuals with AS. As a result of increasing ability to connect with one another, a subculture of "Aspies" has formed. Internet sites have made it easier for individuals to connect with each other.
AS may be extremely literal and may have difficulty interpreting and responding to sarcasm or banter. The above problems can even arise in the family; given an unfavorable family environment, the child may be subject to emotional abuse. A child or teen with AS is often puzzled by this mistreatment, unaware of what has been done incorrectly. Unlike other pervasive development disorders, most children with AS want to be social, but fail to socialize successfully, which can lead to later withdrawal and asocial behavior, People with AS often get along a lot better with those considerably older or younger than them, rather than those their own age.
difficulty finding (and keeping) employment, lack of proper education, premature social skills, and other factors.[66] [89] If they do become employed, they may be misunderstood, taken advantage of, paid less than those without AS, and be subject to bullying and discrimination. People with AS report a feeling of being unwillingly detached from the world around them. They may have difficulty finding a life partner or getting married due to poor social skills and poverty. In a similar fashion to school bullying, the person with AS is vulnerable to problems in their neighbourhood, such as anti-social behaviour and harassment. Due to social isolation, they can be seen as the 'black sheep' in the community and thus may be at risk of wrongful suspicions and allegations from others. [66] Individuals with AS need support on how to make connections on a personal level.

Those who marry, however, may find it difficult to stay married; some initial research puts the divorce rate at approximately eighty percent.

Saturday, February 03, 2007


In episode III of Star Wars, The Chancellor is the trusted and likable representative of The Republic. In real life, Donald Rumsfeld and Richard Cheney are trusted advisers of George W. Bush. Before coming Darth Vader, Skywalker was a trusted and likable member of the Force. Bush was a trusted and likable Republican "Leader" of our republic. Both are weak, evil megalomaniacs, influenced the the Dark side. They are seeking world domination in either a galactic empire, or global economy. Although George W. Bush has faith in Reaganomics, the "Star Wars" defense system remains only the fiction that defeated the "Evil Empire". Going "Back to the Future", Bush should "make like" a tree, so he can leave office. Now the Democrats are in force. May the force be with us. The Evil must die!