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December 31, 2008

Happy New Year 2009!

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New Year’s Resolutions 2009

Filed under: Daily Observations,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 3:18 am
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Why do we do it?  Why does any do it?  Why do we make New Year resolutions?  It is not like we wake up on January 1st and become someone we only read about.  The only explanation that I can think of is that we want to become better people and making New Year’s resolutions is one of achieving this.  So I sit here on the eve of New Year’s Eve contemplating what resolutions that I will make that will make me a better person, in my eyes anyway.

In the last two years I have made New Year’s resolutions and I have kept most of them.  I have not made it to Machu Picchu; I tried to go there last spring, but once I learned how much it would cost me I chose to go to Stonehenge instead.  That is one resolution broken, but Stonehenge was an acceptable substitute.  I did make the resolution to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway up to Monticello, but gas prices got much too high for my liking, so I put it on the back burner, but overall I manage to keep the ones I make.  So what will it be this year?

I have been wanting to go back to college and get an MBA, but that is something that will not be achieved in one year, and having gone to college I know it higher education is a step by step process, so this year I resolve to take the GMAT.  Nothing big, just the GMAT. 

I have wanted to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to Monticello, so instead of a foreign vacation, like I have done over the last five years, it will be a drive up the Blue Ridge to take a tour of the president’s homes in Virginia.  It will be strange not take a vacation that does not involve a plane and a passport, but I will give it a whirl.

What is one other thing that I have always wanted to do, but have not?  It must be something attainable.  I resolve to attend more cultural events, like seeing exhibits at the High Museum of Art and attending more concerts given by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Yes, that is it.  Attainable, all of them are attainable. 

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What the GOP has Become

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December 30, 2008

Obama Plans Welcome Event at Lincoln Memorial

Filed under: Daily Observations,Obama,politics,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 1:28 pm
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image_80963911I had wanted President Elect Barack Obama to take the oath of office on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he is not, but he is holding an Inaugural event there on January 18th.

The Lincoln Memorial is heavy with symbolism for Obama, who will arrive on its steps on January 18 following a train ride that traces Lincoln’s inaugural path from Philadelphia to Washington.

The memorial is also where Martin Luther King Jr. Gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, and the event comes a day before the nation celebrates the King Holiday on January 19th. The inauguration is on January 20th.

“It is one of the great, patriotic symbols of our country<” Presidential Inaugural Committee spokeswoman Linda Douglass said Friday. “It’s a symbol of the American spirit it’s a symbol of our values. So for all those reasons it’s an appropriate place to celebrate an inauguration that is really built around celebrating our common values as people.”

Bill Clinton and George W. Bush also used the Lincoln Memorial for inaugural events, but the building may have more resonance for Obama. When construction was completed in 1922, the crowd gathered at its dedication was largely segregated.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

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The Purrfect Christmas Tree for Cat Owners

Filed under: Daily Observations,Humor,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 12:51 am
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My Next Christmas Tree

My Next Christmas Tree

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December 29, 2008

House for Sale in Chicago

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December 27, 2008

Sponsor an Executive, Save a Lifestyle

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President Elect, Barack Obama’s Weekly Address, December 27th

Filed under: Daily Observations,Obama,politics,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 6:11 am
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December 24, 2008

Delaying Baby New Year?

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Christmas 2008 Around the World

Filed under: Daily Observations,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 12:43 am
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Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Paris, France

Paris, France

Andrea Bocelli, Adeste Fideles

Soeul, South Korea

Soeul, South Korea

Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

Pavarotti, Ave Maria

Washington, DC, United States

Washington, DC, United States

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Andrea Bocelli, Sogno

Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

London, England

London, England

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