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This will make Christine very sad.

did she really just say that?

i found this in the quotes of the week on really....

• "Every decade has an iconic blond like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana, and right now, I'm that icon."– Paris Hilton, to Britain's The Sunday Times

happy monday

...if mondays are happy for you! :) this weekend was the first weekend i had off in a long time and i kept it busy! :)

friday nite, i went to taste of edmonton. the usual...garlic/mayo potatoes, green onion cakes and pear pie...very good!! and i got to see zach (christine's little brother), who is freaking grown up (well he is still 15 so not an adult)! it is scary when you can remember people when they were "just this high". it makes me feel old...
on saturday was casey allison becker's wedding shower, which was fantastically thrown by maid of honor, sister of the bride, megan becker. i cannot get over how hot it was outside!! it was insane. everything went well except for the controversy of sal's fav band!

here is a picture of a beautiful quilt made by casey's mom with help from the "twinkies"

then that nite, me and jeaninne went to shakespeare in the park: taming of the shrew. what an incredibly sexist play! but i enjoyed it, it made me laugh...there were actually quite a few funny parts.

finally sunday i scrapbooked and am officially done my australia and new zealand scrapbooks...i mean done...put on the shelf, finito!! very i can do my 2006 scrapbooks...oh yeah, and my mom'! :)

ciao everybody!
kind of dumb, but kind of cute...

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Have a great Tuesday!

Hez- wha? Lebanon and such...

I've been a bit confused as of late over the renewed violence in the Middle East - I have to wonder what causes an entire country (Israel) to attack another (Lebanon) over something that yes, was an important & awful event (2 Israeli soldiers were captured by Hezbollah fighters) but is it enough to start a war over? I mean, Lebanon is being bombed by Israel because of the actions of a militant group. Over 200 Lebanese people have been killed, most of them civilians. It completely blows my mind when I think of what is going on over there.

I have a hard time keeping up with the conflicts happening in places like Israel/Palestine/Lebanon, and got even more confused while trying to read up on it today. I'll post some info that might help us understand what is going on there.

-Last wednesday the Hezbollah captured 2 Israeli soldiers...but who is Hezbollah??
"Meaning Party of is a governmental and militant Lebanese Shia Islamic group, with a military arm and a civilian arm, founded in 1982 to fight the Israeli Defense Forces who occupied southern Lebanon until the year 2000.
Hezbollah is regarded by many inside the Arab and Muslim worlds as a legitimate resistance movement and is a recognized political party in Lebanon, where it has participated in government"

-On 12 July 2006, Hezbollah's armed wing initiated their Operation Truthful Promise. Eight Israeli soldiers were killed and two were captured. Israel then responded with Operation Just Reward, later renamed Operation Change of Direction. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah declared that "No military operation will return them... The prisoners will not be returned except through one way: indirect negotiations and a trade."

-Early on 13 July 2006 Israel sent IDF jets to bomb Lebanon’s international airport near Beirut, forcing its closure and diverting its arriving flights to Cyprus. Hezbollah retaliated by bombarding the Israeli towns of Nahariya and Safed, as well as villages nearby. The attacks killed two civilians and wounded 29 more. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declared the attack by Hezbollah’s military wing an “act of war” and promised Lebanon a “very painful and far-reaching response.” Israel is now imposing an air and sea blockade on Lebanon, and has bombed the main Beirut–Damascus highway. IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz said “If the soldiers are not returned we will turn Lebanon’s clock back 20 years.”

-On 14 July, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that Hezbollah is ready for “open war” with Israel. On 14 July BBC News reported that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert would agree to a ceasefire if Hezbollah returned the two captured soldiers, stopped firing rockets at Israel, and if Lebanon implemented UN Security Council resolution 1559, which calls for the group’s disarmament. Two days later, it was reported that Israel would agree to a ceasefire under two conditions: 1) The return of the two soldiers captured on 12 July and, 2) The Army/Government of Lebanon would have to ensure that Hezbollah would pull back to the Litani River. On Monday, 17 July, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the fighting in Lebanon would end when Hezbollah guerrillas freed two captured soldiers, rocket attacks on Israel stopped and the Lebanese army deployed along the border. But a spokesman for Hezbollah says it wants an unconditional ceasefire.
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So that's kind of where everything stands now...I know it's a lot to read but it gives you a pretty good idea of what's going on over there if you're not sure...try and get through it...

on that note, have a good day, and be thankful we live where we do.
well hello strangers...

once again, I must apologize for not writing AT ALL last week - but since my partners in crim didn't either, i don't feel as bad. Where is everyone? What is going on? How come no one is writing? I always feel like things really die down in the summer whether we mean for them to or not. I find it harder and harder to stick around work for a full day when the sun is beating down outside, especially now since I've been printing in the darkroom even more lately!

Not much is new and exciting in my life lately - ordered the cutest pair of shoes from Gravity Pope in Calgary, but they sent the wrong colour and size so i was pretty bummed about it - but then I realized that I can't really justify spending $200 on a pair of shoes right now so i don't feel too badly about it. Went shopping with mom on saturday and I once again realized how much I HATE West Edmonton Mall on the weekends...sooooo many people! But so many stores! I forgot about Urban Outfitters again so I'd like to go back one night after work and check it out...I wonder which one of my friends buys all of their clothes from there and would want to come along...hmmmmm...

So I'm still planning on going dancing saturday night...maybe we should go downtown where the crowds won't be as bad?! I'm thinking maybe Halo downtown or Hudson's on Whyte - we'll see and I'll let you know.
So that's about it for me for now...hope you're all having a swell monday, and don't forget to leave comments - I would hate to have to talk to myself again!


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Thanks for all the birthday wishes - I love you too! Nice pic, Jeaninne! Yeah - real nice. I can't wait until November now! The gloves are coming off!

Had fun in Moose Jaw this weekend - spent my birthday at my cousin Brian's wedding, which was sooo much fun. Got totally loaded in front of my family with my little cousin Loy, who's birthday is also on July 8th! It was a really nice and simple wedding & reception, and now I can't wait until August. Actually, I can't wait until the dance!

I can't decide how I feel about mondays anymore. Sometimes I feel great and can stay perky all day. Then there's Mondays like today where I've got a killer headache and can't seem to stay focused enough to complete a single task. I'm really in a lot of pain and being in the dark room all day isn't helping. So that's it for now - have a good one and I'll talk to you again soon!


(Tommorrow, July, 8, 2006)

Casey you are so fab! I hope this birthday kick's ASS!

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