September 20th, 2002

real Alice

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WTF????

Royals' Gamboa Attacked by
Father, Son During Game
Attacker: Coach 'Got What He Deserved'

By NANCY ARMOUR

CHICAGO (Sept. 20) -- With his eyes on home plate and his back to the seats, Tom Gamboa never saw them coming.

One second the Kansas City coach was standing near first base. The next he was slammed to the ground, a bare-chested father and his teenage son pummeling him.

"I felt like a football team had hit me from behind. Next thing I knew, I'm on the ground trying to defend myself,'' Gamboa said.

"It just happened so fast.''

In a scene athletes have feared for years, Gamboa was attacked without warning by two fans who came out of the seats. The Royals rushed to his aid and the 54-year-old Gamboa escaped with a few cuts and a bruised cheek. He walked off the field to a standing ovation from the crowd at Comiskey Park, where the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1.

A folded-up pocket knife was found on the ground near the scene, and White Sox outfielder Aaron Rowand said he saw it slip out of one of the fan's pockets.

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Wooooo-hoooooo!

My duty to the state is served. A week "on-call" for jury duty, & not a day served. In this respect, I am a lucky girl. *grin*
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real Alice

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This show I was watching today had some interesting topics.

I wanted to get some opinions here.

One was a story about a man who cheated on his wife, & only told her 10 years later. She was oblivious, & probably never would have found out. She had written it to say that it had just destroyed her to find out, even though so much time had past. The hosts of the show said the man just should have kept his mouth shut. After all that time, it had needlessly hurt his wife. That if you choose to have a secret, keep it until the day you die. What WAS the point of telling her after 10 years? Things had been going along happily when he made this confession. The hosts insisted he shouldn't ever have said anything. But isn't confession good for the soul? Maybe it has been weighing on him all those 10 years, & he wanted to finally come clean with his affair & live his life honestly with his wife. Maybe he didn't WANT to keep that secret anymore...he probably still felt guilt. What do you think? After 10 years, keep the affair secret, or confess & cleanse your conscience?

The second story was an interview with a woman who is a mistress, & wrote a book on it. She doesn't exactly advocate having affairs, but definitely doesn't think anything is wrong with them. A woman in the audience stood up & said, "If you love your spouse, or did at one time, why not just get a divorce if you are interested in someone else, instead of cheating?" The lady said that sometimes it's better to keep the marriage intact, especially if there are children involved, & just have "discrete affairs." Divorce is complicated, & is hard on children. Then once the kids are gone, get a divorce then if you still want one. Ummmmm....what's the point of getting married at ALL if you don't plan to be or can't be faithful? Why not just live with people, & date as many people as you want (date meaning fuck)? Certainly, why bring children into a relationship in which you can't be faithful? I am not referring to people who live in known 3-way relationships, or swingers, or that kind of thing. That's a whole other issue. I am referring to people who claim they want to marry & honor their vows & live in monogamy. If you can't keep your dick in your pants or your legs closed outside your marriage, perhaps marriage isn't for you. I mentioned this once before, & someone pointed out that marriage means different things to all people. Fair enough. But who DOESN'T take marriage to mean commitment & monogamy?
real Alice

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Jed & Ken.

Hotties on this season's "Survivor."

Yum. Very yum.

And Ken's a cop....I'm a SUCKER for a man in uniform. *drool*

Brian ain't bad, either....but I used to watch him on "Days of Our Lives," so that's a little weird. I think his semi-fame is going to distract me. I feel like I am watching an actual show instead of real people. He's an actor...but said he was in used car sales. Interesting.

Of course, I still want to jump Jeff Probst's bones. HOT!!!

Brutal. Picking their own teams. It always sucks to be picked last. Ouch.

I think I already find Robb the bartender annoying. But maybe that's his facial piercings. I don't like the grunge look. But I think it has more to do with his comment, "I didn't want to be on the old lady's team." And he seems to suffer from ADD.

Should be interesting. I like people on both tribes, but Sook Jai is certainly the most attractive tribe, & they seem to be in the best physical shape (I do like Ghandia & Ted on Chuay Gahn...did they REALLY need to show Tanya vomiting? I don't think so...I don't need THAT kind of reality.)
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real Alice

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Not that I have any money--HA--but do you think the chance to get a permanent account will come back around anytime soon???
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real Alice

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So I mostly wear thongs (except that one time of the month when I wear "big girl panties"). To save time, I wash them while I am in the shower. I have a bunch of varying bath products laying around the rim of the tub...body washes, shampoos, conditioners, face washes, etc.

Let me tell you....Neutrogena Body Wash doesn't NOT work on the panties (meant to grab my bottle of Herbal Essences instead....ooops!). Not if you want them to smell pretty, anyway.

Just call me Ms. Helpful. *grin*
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real Alice

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I'm headed off to amythyst's goodbye party. *sniff*

They did a story on the news how 1994 Miss America, Heather Whitestone McCallum (don't know if the married last name is spelled right) received a cochlear implant. She went from deaf to being able to hear, & said the most beautiful thing she has heard so far was the sound of water running into the sink while she brushed her teeth last night (something we take for granted).

I just thought this was really cool, since I went to school with Heather. We both attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts, her a dance major, me a drama major (duh). I never got to know her very well, but she was in one of my classes & was always really nice. I thought it was so amazing that a deaf person was a prima ballerina...she told me she could FEEL the music on the floor. That's pretty amazing. I think she was a cute girl...but nothing like the beautiful young lady she has become. I was so excited for her when she won Miss America (well, it helps that she was Miss Alabama, too).

The news also reported that, while it has obvious health BENEFITS, breastfeeding your baby longer than one month makes it many more times likely to than a bottle fed baby to develop asthma, & allergies to cats, dust mites, & grass. Can't imagine how that happens, but that's what they discovered.
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