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Week 5 Top 25

Here is my week 5 Top 25

1. LSU 
2. Oklahoma
3. Alabama
4. Boise State
5. Stanford
6. Wisconsin
7. Oregon
8. South Carolina
9. Florida
10. Oklahoma State
11. Nebraska
12. Florida State
13. Missouri
14.Arkansas
15. Baylor
16. Florida
17. Virgina Tech
18. South Florida
19. TCU
20. Georgia Tech
21. michigan state
22. Arizona State
23. Illinois
24. Mississippi State
25. Ohio State

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My Week 4 Top 25…

1. Oklahoma
2. LSU
3. Alabama
4. Boise State
5. Stanford
6. Wisconsin
7. Florida State
8. South Carolina
9. Texas A & M
10. Oklahoma State
11. Nebraska
12. Oregon
13. Florida
14.Arkansas
15.Missouri
16. Florida
17. Virgina Tech
18. Baylor
19. TCU
20. Arizona State
21. michigan state
22.West Virgina
23. Notre Dame
24. Mississippi State
25. Ohio State

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Ten years later

There are many stories floating around about 9/11/01, everyone is sharing where they were that day 10 years ago. But what story really matters? Yours, mine, the firefighters, the police officers?

No ones story matters more than our own. What we experienced on that day.

I was a high school senior, and was in the school library when the first plane hit. I was unaware of what was going on until I got to 3rd period (we had block scheduling) AP English. I walked into the room, in time to see the second plane hit the tower. We watched intently, in silence. Our teacher turned the tv off and looking back, I’m not sure that was the wrong decision to make. The teacher in the room next door came over and told our teacher that she needed to turn the tv back on because one ofnthe towers had just collapsed.

Our teacher reluctantly turned it back on and we watched the other tower fall in silence. As the day progressed, the school became more and more quiet. We walked to our classes, there was minimal talking in the halls and even lunch was quiet.

When the final bell rang that school day, no one ran for the doors. It was like we all wanted to stay together, because for the rest of our lives, whe we think about that day, we will remember who we experienced it with.

In the days to come we would learn that our school libraian who was on Capital Hill giving a presentation was evacuated with the Congressmen fleeing the Capital Building, our 10th grade English teacher’s brother wasn’t at his desk at the Pentagon when the plane hit and Flight 93 had flown directly over us before and after making it’s U-turn back towards the coast.

I have had many individuals in my life since who have been in the Armed Forces…each of them thankfully have come back safely. As two more of them are set to leave again soon, I pray for their safety and safe return to their friends and families.

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Uncluttering One Room at a Time

Last summer I moved into my current apartment. I foolishly did not clean anything out before I moved. My second bedroom looks like I just moved in!

A year from now, I will be getting married and moving (if not sooner) again then.

On Friday I started cleaning things up…I am tired of living like this and feeling like my stuff controls me and not the other way around. I know I am not nearly as bad as the people of Horders, but it worries me!

I got rid of two garbage bags of clothes and some recycling too. My biggest challenge is filing and not piling. That is the task of the week…even though it is the week before fair and I should be concentrating on getting sleep.

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Traveling

Where do you want to visit before you die?

Last Christmas, my mom got me a day to day calendar made by the writers of 1,000 places to see before you die. I’ve been saving the ones that seem interesting to me. But what if it is really the ones I am not so keen on seeing, the ones I toss aside, that are really the ones worth seeing?

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How do you know?

I work in a very public image type of a job.  I live in a different town than CB but am at his house quite a bit.  We are getting married next July….I would love to move in and not spend what I spend on rent, but save it towards paying off student loans, etc., so I can be rid of those as soon as possible.

I would love to know that no one would notice that I’ve moved to town…but I know some people will.  Do I care? Yes, I do.  I want to be a good influence on their children’s lives and feel that I am held to a higher standard than others.  Is that the case, probably not.

How do I move past this feeling and really do what I want?

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Summer

It is finally starting to feel like summer…don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed the cooler weather and the nice spring like days (when it wasn’t raining), but it is almost JULY!

When did that happen?

We are finally getting a break from the rain and hopefully it does let those who are flooded out dry out and get back on their feet a little. I am sure that the weather so far this summer will turn around just in time for fair- that week seems to be hotter than any other, no matter what!

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