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Feb. 12th, 2009 @ 03:56 pm OCTO-MAMA
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off

OH. MY. GOD.  She's got a website set up asking for donations to help care for the 8 babies. www.thenadyasulemanfamily.com

Seriously? Are you kidding? She's obsessed and needs to have these children taken away from her. Her fucking fertility doctor needs to have his licence pulled and brought up on malpractice charges. Or maybe he should fork over some cash to pay for these babies. California is going to go bankrupt caring for them for the 6-12 weeks they'll be staying in the hospital. Talkin' about 50,000 in student loans that she used for this quack and some minor cosmetic surgery. What? Tryin' to look like Angelina Jolie? Bitch, please!
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Dec. 22nd, 2007 @ 11:17 am What Do You Have To Say? - It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Share your favorite thing about this time of year.
Christmas is more than a day at the end of the year;
More than a day of joy and good cheer.
Christmas is really God's pattern for living;
To be followed each day by unselfish giving.
Then "Peace on Earth" will come to stay;
When we live Christmas every day.
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Oct. 20th, 2007 @ 11:33 am Any more pictures?
 Hey, ladyhawkelvr, so what does Elizabeth Rose look like now?
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Oct. 12th, 2007 @ 03:44 pm V.I.G.
Super Target 2340 is now open for business!!!!

Tuesday evening was cool and there was a biting wind. But the warmth of friends, family and co-workers took the cold away and made for a very enjoyable evening. Shortly before 5:00pm the team members exited the stores and our STL (Store Team Lead) made a little speech about the camaraderie of the old store, that over 100 original team members came back to work at the new store. We've put a lot of work into getting the store set, filled, shiny and presentable. About a week after the original store opened in 1987, Cindy St. John, was hired to work for Target 56. 30 years later, she's still here and is staying at Super Target 2340. 

We had a presentation of a donation to the Burnsville Library, one of our grant partners. The Mayor of Burnsville had a few words to say. Some of the children of our team members expressed their enthusiasm about entering the new store. "Can we go in yet?? Can we go in, yet??" ...  "10 minutes, Mommy!" ... " 5 minutes, Mommy" ... Some of us adults were getting impatient as well. Finally they rolled out a ribbon with bullseyes on it and Cindy took an enormous pair of red handled scissors and we opened offcially for business.

The evening itself was a celebration. Samples abounded from Damico & Sons Deli, our bakery, Starbucks, the Meat Department was cooking up Sutton & Dodge top sirloin on George Foreman grills, Produce had all sorts of fresh goodies. There was a great big cake with bullseyes all over it. Maps of the store. A string quartet played really lovely classical music. It was just a lovely fun way to tour the store, celebrate all of our hard work and celebrate the people closest to us, our families who had to put up with long hours away getting everything completed in time.  (okay, not me so much, I have no family here, but you get the idea).And in 5 hours of business on the "down low" we did $35,000. 

Sunday the 14th is our official Grand Opening. After 4 days of business our sales were in the top 100 in the entire company.  Our Bakery department, by itself, was 23 in the company. So we're expecting great things on Sunday. It was funny to be near the front doors as people walked in talking on their cellphones, "...Yeah, I'm inside Target. They're open!!" 

So do you think if I cut myself, I'll bleed bullseyes? I really enjoy working for Target ... and to think, it started out as a "something to do while I find a "real" job...heheheh
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Oct. 3rd, 2007 @ 03:19 pm Time Flies.....
I'm just awful about keeping this thing updated, but I have hardly any time to myself anymore. More of an observation than a complaint.

Let's see, I promised a travelogue of my roadtrip and will do that, just not right this moment because I'm at a Honda dealership waiting for Casper's cargo latch to get checked out. Many bumps in the road, particularly at the Renaissance Festival after a good rain or three, equals either a faulty indicator or loose connection. The gate is locked but the whole flashing dome light when I hit a bump, especially in the dark is kind of annoying. Don't worry, the travelogue is coming.

We're a week away from opening the new Burnsville Super Target. Grand Opening is October 14, 2007. However, our V.I.G. (Very Important Guest) event is Tuesday, October 9 starting at 5:00pm. That's the ribbon cutting, and family and friends are invited. This means you :-) ........I know there will be sampling, possibly door prizes and an all around pleasant evening. My friend, Cindy, who has been working at the Burnsville Store almost since it opened, just celebrated her 30th anniversary with Target and will be cutting the actual ribbon.  Hope to see you there.

Contact information for me ... folks have asked:
Helene Donohue
Home: (651) 330-7410 
Target: (952) 236-3003  (M-F 6:00am - 2:30pm)
Forest Place Office: (651) 487-1254  (M-Thu varies 5:00pm - 7:00pm and alternating weekends Sat 10:00a - 4:00p, Sun 12:00-4:00p
Don't remember the cel, but I hardly ever use the thing so....
Email: HMDonohue@aol.com

That's all I have time for now. Ciao
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Sep. 6th, 2007 @ 06:44 am A Sad Loss
LUCIANO PAVAROTTI

An ebullient voice silenced ... May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
 
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Aug. 14th, 2007 @ 07:56 am And the journey begins.
Left late yesterday because my stupid Tracfone took forever to activate. Yes, it's a cell phone. $14.95 at Target. Pay as you go. I promised my family I'd get one for this reunion trip. Considering I'll be putting about 4000 miles or more on Casper, I guess I understand their concern. This, in no way, means I've joined the 21st century. I still hate cellphones. 

Stopped in Mason City for lunch at Bennigans. Guinness glazed hamburger and a dessert they call "Death by Chocolate." Dutch chocolate and rocky road icecream swirled with twix cookie on a bed of crumbled oreos and chocolate crackle shell over the top. Yep, If I had to die, that'd be the way to go.

Called my sister from a rest stop in Nebraska on the dreaded cellphone and she was stuck in traffic on the way up to Lake Tahoe with my cousins, Diarmuid and Rosemary, from Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland. I've been cruising along at about 90mph on I-80. Rolling hills through some really pretty farmland. And a few areas that remind me of Donegal, actually.

Stayed in Kearney, Nebraska, last night at a Ramada Inn. Which is why I'm online just now. I don't have a laptop, but if I get access along the way I want to keep a journal of this trip. It's 8:10am now and I need to get on the road......
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Aug. 1st, 2007 @ 07:33 pm BRIDGE COLLAPSE PLEASE COMMENT
Everyone okay? I just got home and the footage looks alarming. Please let me know you're okay. Prayers and hopeful thoughts for those involved....Helene
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Apr. 11th, 2007 @ 05:26 pm If I didn't see it with my own eyes....ROFL
Take 60 seconds to do this, I guarantee you will show someone else, it's too funny not to.
 
1. go to www.google.com <http://www.google.com
2. click on "maps"
3. click on "get directions"
4. type " New York " in the first box (the "from" box)
5. type " London " in the second box (the "to" box)
6. click on "get directions"
7. scroll down to step #23 
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Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 04:50 pm Sorry, Amanda, you're not the last one ....
Snagged from elfmourn

1. Who was your best friend? Maren Jensen

2. What sports did you play? I didn't. I lettered in Choir.

3. What kind of car did you drive? Didn't need one in San Francisco. Was the only Senior in Driver's Ed Class.

4. It's Friday night, where were you? Home. Or rehearsing for something.

5. Were you a party animal? Depends on who you ask.

6. Were you considered a flirt? Sure.

7. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Yes. Advanced Choir. Ensemble Choir.

8. Were you a nerd? You bet!

9. Did you get suspended/expelled? Are you kidding?!? No way!

10. Can you sing the fight song? Yes. In all four parts.

11. Who were your favorite teachers? Johnny Land (Choir), Flossie Lewis (AP English), Mr. Koenig (Physics), Mr. Englander (AP English/Shakespeare), Mr. Anderson (Public Speaking, Theatre), Mrs. Appleby (Chemistry), Sarge Yoshida (JROTC)

12. Where did you sit during lunch? Front Lawn

13. What was your school's full name? Lowell High School.

14. School mascot? The Indians. (Later changed to the more politically correct Cardinals ... )

15. Did you go to Prom? Yes. Two Junior Proms and a Senior Prom

16. If you could go back and do it over, would you? Yes. With the exception of missing the first two weeks of school as a freshman because I had the chicken pox.

17. What do you remember most about graduation? First graduation ceremony at Moscone Center with then Mayor Diane Feinstein as keynote speaker.

18. What was your fav. class? Advanced Choir

19. Where were you on senior skip day? Marriott's Great America.

20. Did you have a job your senior year? Yes. Office Manager at J. Press, Inc. (Mens Clothing Store)

21. Where did you go most often for lunch? Front Lawn or Stonestown Galleria

22. Have you gained weight since then? Yes.

23. What did you do after graduation? Went to Hawaii.

24. When did you graduate? 1982

25. Who was your Senior prom date? Dominador Flores Nevales Coloyan. He graduated a year ahead of me and flew back from Boston University to go to my senior prom.

26. Are you going to your 10 year reunion? This year will be my 25th Reunion. Don't plan to attend. Didn't go to the 10th.

27. Who was your home room teacher? Mr. Wong.

28. Who will repost this after you? No clue.
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