A Personal Appeal

So, if you’ve been on Wiki lately, you probably have seen dear Jimmy Wales’ “personal appeal” for moolah to keep his beloved Wikipedia running. I think it’s kind of weird that he is doing a “personal appeal” to the users of that site to donate $20, $35, $50, $75, $100, $150, or $250. How many avid Wikipedia users have that much money that they can fork over to someone that really doesn’t need it? It seems like a guy who went to one of the most expensive schools that Huntsville (when I was a kid, it was the most expensive school in town) has to offer would know that the bigger money might come from computer illiterate people who have lots of money and no eBay or Amazon or porn sites to spend it on.

Oh, speaking of Wales, I was reading his bio the other day and saw that his mom is Doris Ann Dudley Wales and his father is Jimmy Wales. Well, once upon a time, there was this sweet older couple who ran a pharmacy. They started their own pharmacy about 12-13 years ago. It was a nice place to go to and see their wall of postcards from where they liked to travel. (They traveled a lot.) One day, about 8-9 years ago, they disappeared. Not literally. They had sold their pharmacy to another local pharmacy without telling any of their employees or customers. Then, they left town. I think they went to North Carolina. The couple was named Doris Dudley Wales and Jimmy Wales. I remember because I have this tendency to look at the licenses and degrees of pharmacists, doctors, etc. So, yeah…I figured out that Jimbo’s parents ran a pharmacy that I’d used.

I was supposed to call my gynecologist this past week to find out what the results of my D&C were. I forgot. I was also supposed to schedule an appointment for 2 weeks from the procedure date to go back to see him. I forgot, but I’m fairly certain that I couldn’t go back in exactly 2 weeks after ‘cause it’s Thanksgiving.

Oh, and Nana called this week to tell us that Aunt Barbara is going to prepare the Thanksgiving dinner (lunch) this year. She decided that since my mom has been off her feet/not feeling well and I’m not feeling well that she would do it. I thought that was really sweet. So, that’s a bit of a load off my mind.

This coming Friday is the Iron Bowl. It is also Black Friday. In the State of Alabama, Black Friday will probably be observed the next day, since Auburn vs. Alabama is like two Mafia families battling it out or Michael vs. Lucifer (Supernatural style) or Buffy vs. the First or Haley vs. Robert Pattinson. Basically, shit’s about to get real.

Ooh, I need to do the music thing.

First up: Top Artists for the Past Week

  1. Kelly Clarkson
  2. Sisqó
  3. Megan McCauley
  4. Eminem
  5. AFI
  6. Rihanna
  7. A Fine Frenzy
  8. Britney Spears
  9. Natalie Imbruglia
  10. The All-American Rejects
  11. Justin Timberlake
  12. Melanie
  13. Amy Winehouse
  14. Anna Nalick
  15. Jules Gressier
  16. Cobra Starship
  17. Malena Ernman
  18. Florence + the Machine
  19. Beck
  20. The Dandy Warhols

And now: Top Songs for the Past Week

  1. Natalie Imbruglia – Come September
  2. Melanie – Brand New Key
  3. Megan McCauley – Porcelain Doll
  4. A Fine Frenzy – Almost Lover
  5. Malena Ernman – La voix
  6. Florence + the Machine – Drumming Song
  7. Eminem – Love the Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna)
  8. Jules Gressier – Orphée aux enfers : ‘galop infernal’ (musique du french cancan)
  9. The Beatles – In My Life
  10. En Vogue – Free Your Mind
  11. The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
  12. Meredith Brooks – Bitch
  13. Justin Timberlake – Like I Love You
  14. Annie Lennox – A Whiter Shade of Pale
  15. Ace of Base – Everytime It Rains
  16. Boyzone – No Matter What
  17. Shawn Mullins – Lullaby
  18. Shawn Colvin – Sunny Came Home
  19. Andrew Lloyd Webber – All I Ask of You
  20. Mariah Carey – My All

Of course, I’m having some issues getting the scrobbler to pick up certain plays, so these lists are slightly off. (Not that it’s really a big deal or anything.)

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Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.