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World Aids Day

World Aids Day is December 1

Support World AIDS Day

If you can, please give your much-needed financial assistance to help stamp out this terrible disease. Also, for those interested:

FREE HIV SCREENING IN THE NEW ORLEANS AREA:

The NO/AIDS Task Force will offer free HIV Rapid Testing at the CAN Office located at 507 Frenchmen St. in New Orleans. The testing will take place on Dec. 1 from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. This testing initiative is offered in conjunction with the HIV/AIDS Program of the Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health and with support from Abbott Laboratories.

HIV counseling and testing is also available in the metropolitan area at the Jefferson Parish Health Unit at 111 N. Causeway Blvd in Metairie.

For more information, contact Regional HIV Coordinator Franda Thomas at
504-568-747

ON BEING OVERWHELMED

One of the things going on with me Post Katrina, like so many other people, is the feeling of being overwhelmed. We've got so much stuff to take care of and, in many cases, cannot get the help we need.

And yet, what we really hate the most is being in a situation where we cannot help others. What other reason is there for being here? Our own needs are so great we've almost lost the ability to give of ourselves and the good feeling you get from giving.

Having family and friends around or a significant other helps. As Abra (Julie Harris) says to Cal (James Dean) in East of Eden, "Not being loved is about the worst thing in the world." (I paraphrase)

As down as I get, knowing people care helps. I'd advise anyone, whether your house was swept away or you're riding a cash cow in insurance money, new roof, FEMA grants, financial aid, food stamps, etc., check around on the people in your lives and ask them if they need a hand or just someone to talk to. Not everybody has somebody and they need help the most.

BEATLES TRIVIA (inspired by el_jefe59)

What did John say when asked, "How did you find America?"

What did Ringo say when asked, "Are you a Mod or a Rocker?"

What did George say when asked, "Has success changed your life?"

What did Paul say when asked, "Do you often see your father?"

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aspoor
Dec. 1st, 2005 03:19 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this... Both things are so important, especially these days. Also, I hope you know that all of you in/from New Orleans, ect. are in my prayers... Wish so much that I could do more...

On the subject of Beatles trivia - I'm a bit rusty, and I KNOW I'll be kicking myself when the other answers are posted - but I do know that Ringo's answer was I'm a mocker. =P
metaphorsbwithu
Dec. 1st, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)
You have a nice spirit... even though you have a dark mischievous side (which is a pretty good combination). I guess we're birds of a feather." *lol*

Btw, el_jefe59 mentioned that today's Mark Twain's birthday. It's his 175th. Here are a few choice Twain quotes you may like:

"Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."

"A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read."

"Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often."

"There are lies, damned lies, and statistics."

"Better a broken promise than none at all."

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."


I especially like the last one. It is so true. ALSO, don't tell but:

John said, "Turned left at Greenland."

George said, "Yes."

Paul said, "Actually we're just good friends."

"A Hard Day's Night" was a really cool movie and is still fresh today.



aspoor
Dec. 1st, 2005 07:51 am (UTC)
That's very sweet of you to say about me... Thank you.

Those are some really great Twain quotes! Can you believe I don't have anything of his? *for shame* But my late grandfather had a copy of Tom Sawyer, which I guess I shall have to read!

I KNEW ALL OF THOSE! *groan* Why couldn't I remember them???
metaphorsbwithu
Dec. 1st, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
There are a lot of sites that have free books on-line. Here is a good one that has tons of classic books, including several by Mark Twain:

http://www.grtbooks.com/twain.asp?idx=1&yr=1835&aa=TW&at=AA

Btw, Twain said:

"'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read."

metaphorsbwithu
Dec. 3rd, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
RE: "I KNEW ALL OF THOSE! *groan* Why couldn't I remember them???"

ANS: "You must have had 'a hard day's night.'"

(better late than ever)

I must be slipping!
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