Wednesday, September 29, 2004

So I just sent off my paperwork to change my voting district. It has to be sent off at least 29 days before the election. So for everyone out there who isn't registered (and for those of you on tour who need absentee ballots) GET OFF YOUR ASS! Everyone in this country need to vote in this election. Make your voice heard. I realize that many people, myself included, do not like either of the two major parties political candidates, but you still need to vote. Choose the lesser of two evils (as I will) or vote for a third party. Go to and register. Tell your friends, family, coworkers, and anyone who will listen to vote on November 2nd.
And, for all you gals out there who feel alienated by all the male candidates, read the following facts, then get off your ass and be heard!
* Fact: If unmarried women voted at the same rate as married women, over six million more voters would have gone to the polls in 2000.
* Fact: 22 Million unmarried women who were eligible to vote did not cast ballots in the election in 2000.
* Fact: 16 million unmarried women were not registered to vote in 2000.
* Fact: 56% of all women not registered to vote are unmarried.
* Fact: 46% of all voting-age women are unmarried.

U.S. Census data and a nationwide survey reveal the following about unmarried women:

1. Unmarried women comprise the largest group of unregistered and nonvoting citizens in the United States.
2. More than any other demographic group, unmarried women describe themselves as progressive, and desire a government that responds to their concerns, specifically about jobs, health care, education, and a woman’s right to choose.
3. Unmarried women overwhelmingly believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction—and don’t think politicians will do anything about it.
4. Unmarried women who are not registered or who do not vote share similar values and priorities to their voting counterparts.

Women on their own can transform American politics.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Well, we made it through the hurricane. And we lost power for less then a day. It went out around 6am and was back by ten pm. Without electricity we were pretty bored. Just sat around listening to the radio, eating the ice cream in the freezer before it could melt. Read alot. And had a cookout on our new grill. No major damage. Lots of branches came down, and one of the cars in the parking lot had a tree limb fall on it and take out a headlight, but that was all. We have gotton off quite lucky considering how many hurricanes have hit florida this season. Anyway, I have got to go back to work tomorrow, but I just wanted to let everyone know that we are okay.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Well, Hurricane Jeanne is coming, so Nate and I are getting ready to "hunker down". I was supposed to work tonite, but Universal closed for the storm, so now I have the weekend off. Next weekend Halloween Horror Nights starts, so work will get all crazy. Anyway, I am going to make some cookies and stuff before we lose electricity ( got to have snacks for the hurricane). And Nate just got a grill, so now at least we will still be able to eat after the 'cane passes.
Hunker down everyone! Stock up on batteries and water, and I will talk to you after the storm.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Orlando, FL...Well I have moved into my new apartment. And I have a few job interviews lined up at some of the local theme parks. Wish me luck everyone! And tomorrow I am going to see "Finding Nemo" on ice. Give me a chance to say hi to everyone on that show. I will write a review up this weekend of it. Anyway, I have to get up early. Sweet dreams everyone!

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Oh, and for everyone from tour that is waiting for me to post more pics, I will as soon as I get the internet access set up in the new apartment. Sorry about the wait everyone.
Well, the hurricane may be huge, but it is very slow. Originally it was expected to make landfall Friday afternoon, but now Francis is only moving at about 4 miles per hour. So, it won't be here till early Sunday morning. But, that has given us more time to get things done. Nate and I found an apartment in Orlando, but of course we won't be moving in until Tuesday at the earliest depending on the hurricane. So now we just have to wait out Francis. But, we stocked up on food and we've got books and games and lots of batteries for the radio and the mini tv, so it shouldn't be too bad. As long as we can keep my mom from talking about politics or Dr Who, we won't go stir crazy.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Lake Mary, FL... Well, another hurricane is coming. And they say this one is bigger and stronger then the last one. How is it that a hurricane hasn't hit Central Florida in my lifetime, and then now we have two Class4 Hurricanes in less then a month? Oh well. And of course it has to hit this weekend when I had plans. Nate and I were going to go find an apartment. Can't stay with Mom forever (especially since Nate comes back from refurb tonite). Oh well. Maybe we will luck out and the hurricane will turn, it has been known to happen. But if it does hit, I will write again once I can, but if it is as bad as Charley was, then Francis will knock the power out for awhile. But this is the chance we take living in Florida. Now I have to go stock up on ice and water and batteries and stuff. Stay safe everyone, watch out for yourselves, your neighbors, and your pets (Frisky will be in the house with me once the 'cane hits).