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Countdown to Christmas by Hallmark Channel

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Reba McEntire - My Sister (Live)

When We Were Kids

It seems like only yesterday we were kids
And now we are grown
You are getting married
And leaving me alone

What happened to the kids we were
Those days are gone
But I will always remember
The fun we had together

I liked living in the past
The kids that we were
And I don’t want things to change

I don’t like change that much
But change is good in some ways
And I am happy for you
For you are going have a new life

For you are going down a road
To the rest of your life
With the one you love
For to never look back
On what you had
Only what’s to come

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - High School Musical

Liking a guy really does change you. "Thing's change when you don't expect them to" HSM. And, I didn't.

I'm glad I got up the nerve to ask him out.

I am tried of living in my past.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

National Summit on Disability Policy 2010

A comprehensive dialogue to shape the national disability agenda.

July 25–27, 2010

Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.

This event hosted by the National Council on Disability with planning support provided by New Editions Consulting, Inc.

Event Information

Hosted by the National Council on Disability (NCD), this Summit commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a reception, an ADA retrospective and a series of working meetings. The results of the meetings will help shape disability policy and programs for the next decade. Topics for discussion include the following 10 tracks:

* Employment
* Civil Rights
* Education
* Healthcare
* Transportation
* Housing
* Telecommunications and Technology
* International Affairs
* Emergency Management
* Statistics and Data

The NCD Selection Committee will invite delegates that include the full range of expertise and diversity required. Space is limited so not all registrants can be accepted. Delegate invitations will be distributed starting in January 2010.

There are limited Scholarship Funds available: If selected, consumer delegates (those individuals not affiliated with an organization) will have the option of requesting scholarship funds to cover hotel accommodations and meal per diem. Details will be provided in the invitation letter.

This is what I summited:

As a person with developmental disabilities, I have been involved in different organizations since I was 10 years old. I joined Special Olympics Tippecanoe County at age 10. In 2003, I started taking classes and participating in Athlete Leadership Programs through Special Olympics. As a Global Messenger, I speak to others about my experiences in Special Olympics and what the program has done for me. I have been active in making policy as a member of the Tippecanoe County ARC Board for the past three years. I have been the President for Aktion Club for the past year. Sense Aktion Club started in 2004 I have been secretary. I have my own blog witch I use to talk about Special Olympics on Blogger. I do many things on the internet and could teach others about using it. Although I’ve never had to be on SSI or SSDI, I know from others what they go through and hope I can contribute to easing that process. I don’t know much about it, but I am willing to help. I work at Target and get my own insurance and I would hope that someday those on SSI or SSDI would be able to get their own insurance. And, leave only for those that can’t work at all that have developmental disabilities. I would someday like to write a book for new parents. I want to tell how it’s like from someone with an intellectual disability. I ride the bus a lot too.

I hope I get the chance to go and make a difference.

'Titanic' Theme Song

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Recycle- Lean how

Electronics Recycling

Many local recycling facilities offer electronics recycling. The following organizations will help you locate an electronics recycling center nearest to you by typing “computer” in the search fields on their website:

Earth 911, My Green Electronics, Gazelle

If you just throwout your electronics the composes inside can seep into the water system and that's bad to drink.

Frank T. Hopkins

Have you seen Hidalgo yet?

Frank Hopkins (1865? 1885? – 1951) was a cowboy from the United States. He was known by his stories about his own exploits and was also recognized by his contemporaries as both an accomplished distance rider and an activist for the preservation of the Mustang.[citation needed]

Hopkins made a number of disputed claims, including claims of being a famous endurance horse racer who won over 400 races, and his involvement in a legendary 3,000-mile horse race that passed the Gulf of Syria and the inland borders of two other countries, which was supposed to have taken place in Arabia in 1890. This story was adapted into the 2004 film Hidalgo starring Viggo Mortensen. However, some[1] argue that most of Hopkins' claims as depicted in the film, including the existence of any such race in the first place, are 'tall tales' or hoaxes.

In 2006, John Fusco, the screenwriter of Hidalgo, responded to the disputed items. He admitted that he took parts of Hopkins' 1891 desert memories and "heightened the 'Based On' story to create an entertaining theatrical film" but asserts that the story of the man and his horse are true. Fusco offers quotes from those who knew Hopkins along with information found in old texts to verify his story.

According to the film, the descendants of the horse Hidalgo, for which the movie was named, live among the Gilbert Jones herd of Spanish Mustangs on Blackjack Mountain in Oklahoma.

Frank Hopkins is interred in Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens County, New York City.

According to the Longriders Guild, the Yemen Government, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabian Government there has never been an "Ocean of Fire" race. According to Dr. Aw Al-Bawdi, director of research at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, "There is Absolutely no record or reference to Hopkins, with or without his mustangs, ever setting foot on Arabian soil."

Frank's age is also questionable. When he married in Los Angeles in 1929, he wrote on the marriage license that he was only 44 years old. That would place his birth at about 1885.
Hopkins also claimed to have been employed by "Buffalo Bill's" Wild West Show. But the curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum states his name is nowhere to be found in the archives. However, he is listed as being employed by the Ringling Brothers Circus in 1917, as a horse performer.

--Hidalgo's descendants run free today in the Gilbert Jones herd of Spanish Mustangs on Blackjack Mountain, Oklahoma.--

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Saturday, October 03, 2009

5K Walking Route - Close Home in West Lafayette

Happy Hollow Trail route is NOT quite 3 miles/5K -- ~2.89 miles or 4.64K; BUT this is and close to home!

*Start: Head from Connolly Street to Rose then towards Happy Hollow School as on the map & up Salisbury Street! ….

Ending: Up Rose Street & one loop around/on Lincoln Street before actually heading to Connolly Street to make the 3.1 miles OR 5K!!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

3 mile walk with dog.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Life As A Girl

We are all born the same way.
It was not tell I was one did my parents not know that I was different and special.
I am just slower then most.
I was in Special Ed most of my school years.
But what happens when kids make fun of you.
I did not know how to defend myself.
I guess my parents did not know how to teach me.
I wish I knew then what I know now.

As a kid I would often feel alone because I would see kids that were 'normal' and say "I want to be like them".
I would come home from school every day and ask "Why did God make me this way"?
God made those like me to show you that we all are all the same but different.

When kids would tease me; I did not want to show them I hurt. I would go into the bathroom and cry.
You would think something so harmless can't have an effect on someone.
For me it has; I am scared to do some things now that I wish I could do.
You mite ask what?
I can't tell guy's my true feelings because I'm to scared.


How can I ever fall in love if I can't forget my past?
Kids making fun of me made me hide my feelings.
When I like a guy I can't do anything because I don't know how to tell him my feelings.

I would like to find love someday. Having a crush on a guy is a pain. I have only known him for a year or so in the Special Olympics. My feeling from the past will not let me go on with my life. It if hard for me to tell him my feelings. I just hate being this way. I have learned to hlde my feeling from kids making fun of me. All I know is how to run away from my problems.

Monday, September 14, 2009

"When I Die"

"When I Die" is a film is a self-proclaimed "mockumentary" about a film student, Jason Zink, who decides to take his own life. After Jason's suicide all his closest friends set out to make a movie about his life. The story is told through a series of narratives, and archive video footage and it helps us find out just who Jason was. This film begs the question "How many people can one life affect and what happens to them When I Die".

I went to see this and it's good for beginners making movies. It had people talk about the guy who died.

Check out Monday's Exponent for more.

Disney Mickey And Minnie Mouse Once Upon A Kiss

Micky from Collectibles Today, Kermit and Garfieldare my favorite.

Disney Beauty And The Beast Collectible Music Box

This is the best Disney movie because you learn to see the person on the inside first over time. Rather then on the outside first.

Beauty and the Beast comes out in 3D December 2010. Beauty and the Beast (1991) - News

Found at Collectibles Today

Friday, September 04, 2009

My Prayer: To Others That Are Different In Other's Eye's

Why do children make fun of those that are different?
It hurt me when they made fun of me just because I'm a little slow
And as an audit I can't do some things I would like to

Being made fun of made me lean to hide my feeling's
And take's me a grate deal of time to tell someone or anyone my feelings

As a kid I had some friends who did not care that I was different
Having friends in the Special Olympics is the greatest

Why can't you see that everyone is special in God's eye's
Everyone should be liked for who they are not what they are

Every child should find something to feel safe and secure
Friend's that like you for you

Being different is good in a special way
You learn thing's from others that you normally would not learn

If we did not have different people the world would be boning
And then what would you do?

Next time you see someone that's different in your eye's
Ask why do you make fun of someone that different in your eye's?
Ask why you think that way and get to know them better

Everyone fine someone someday

Monday, March 30, 2009

Special Olympics poem


Do you belong in Special Olympics?

For me to belong in Special Olympics,

First I’m an athlete

And next I belong in ALPs;

Because I want Special Olympics

To be the best I can make it to be

And I also try to help other athletes as much as I can.

Do I belong in Special Olympics?

I belong in Special Olympics

Because I’m an athlete

And I’m in ALPs.

Do you belong in Special Olympics?

Just for the medals
Or for doing your best?

Do you belong in Special Olympics?

Just for being around your friends

Or do you just like the competition?

Do you belong in Special Olympics?

To get you’re swimming times down

Or do you just like the exercise it beings?

For me belonging in the Special Olympics

Means I can help myself to help other athletes.

9/11 poem

I Pray ...

I pray for all the lost souls that died that day.

I pray that we will not forget that terrible day.

I pray for all the policemen that did not come home that day.

I pray for all their families that will have faith for the rest of their days.

I pray for all the firefighters that risked their lives so that others might live another day.

I pray for all the souls to go to heaven and look down upon us every day for the rest of our lives.

I pray that we will all learn to cherish life to the fullest every day for the rest of our lives.

I pray for all the singles in this world to someday find someone to cherish for the rest of their lives.

I pray for all the married people in this world to cherish the one single love in their lives.

I pray for all the separated people in this world to find out that they just need to love each other.

I pray for all the divorced people in this world to try to find out why it happened in the first place.

I pray that my Grandma who has Depression will live out the rest of her life happy as when Grandpa was alive.

- Amen –

Health Tip of The Day

Chronicles of Narnia

Book 1 The Magician’s Nephew

Book 2 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Book 3 The Horse and His Boy

Book 4 Prince Caspian

Book 5 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Book 6 The Silver Chair

Book 7 The Last Battle


Jennifer Hoover (Special Olympics Athlete and Advocate)