Number 3, October 30, 2001
From The Editor:
You know you're a geek when you request your husband give
you software for your birthday rather than roses. You know
addicted to a website when the software you requested will be utilized to create
better graphics for that website. You
know you've reached the point of
no return when you write your weekly editorial on the night of your birthday
which to many is
considered somewhat of a milestone. So here I am - the
hopelessly addicted geek who has spent her milestone birthday
for the latest edition of The Arrow using brand new software. Can life get any
better than this? You'll notice I've decorated this week's newsletter
in the spirit of the occasion. Halloween just wouldn't be Halloween
Monster Mash.mp3 by Bobby Pickett. Just click on the title at the top of the
page.The file size is 4.68MB. Of course we're all familiar with The Raven by
Edgar Allan Poe. You can read this wonderful poem here. Enjoy
and have a safe and happy Halloween!
I see a lot of questions asked about how many
people are in each neighborhood. I checked the database and we currently
The Desert - Everyone else
The Ghetto - 100
Presidential Heights - 29
Goshen Village - 14
Trading Post - 0
Camelot - 34
Sherwood Forest - 94
Dogwood Greene - 43
Grey's North Country - 16
Buckland Hills - 0
Dilbertville - 1
Heaven - 2
Adriaville - 1
Amyville - 1
We will be adding communities in the future. Would you like to have a
village named after you? I would like to get the
thing working. If you know a programming language that is
compatible with what Amy has done and can give us a viable
subroutine, we will name a community after you.
Did You Know? "Evian" spelled backwards is
naive...hmmmmm, wonder if the producers of Evian water knew this?
This Week's Useful Freebie is a little program that will
allow you to perform a Defrag without getting stuck at 10%. Power
Defrag 2.00 is a
system tool for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows ME which
improves the performance of the Microsoft disk defragmenter tool and
prevents some common types of crashes.
Can you guess which AIHer uttered
these words of wisdom? "The NEW, IMPROVED Play-Doh Toothbrush. It not only sort
cleans your teeth and turns your mouth a charming
new color, the salty Play-Doh provides necessary nutrients. Our
"Even Homer Simpson uses one. Just say
'D'OH'." Answer at the end of this newsletter.
This week's Target spotlights
are Silverback (Yes, the REAL Silverback!) and Psykomom. Silverback lives in Dogwood
Greene, has answered 837 questions ans asked 101.
Psykomom lives in Greys' North Country. She has answered 1714
questions and has asked 23.
day to one and all. Silverback here or as most of you know me as Mista Ed. I
started out over at WHQuestion, moved on to
KnowPost, and now have my internet home here at Ask-It-Here. I was the second
Sage on WHQuestion and I actually got my
coasters, and certificate from them! I think that most of you know about me and
a lot of things are already posted in my
when you click on my handle. But it never hurts to go over the basics: Real
Name: Ed Date of Birth: 9-Mar-73 Place of
Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA Nationality: 100%
US American!!! Ethnicity: Puerto Rican and Mexican Family: Yeppers. I
got a wife, a dog, a mom, a dad, two brothers, and
in-laws. Marital Status: Yeppers. Married to a wonderful gal for the past 6
years. College Major: Political Science and then on
to law school. Pets: My dog Sasha, a mixed Rottweiler and Doberman.
Political Affiliation: Conservative Republican.
Currently I am living on Guam due to my wife
being stationed out here. She is a
nurse in the United States Navy. We'll be out here for the
next two years so I can pretty much guarantee that I will be on here
for the next two years. I am very opinionated on
many things and especially when it comes to politics. I believe that is a right
a wrong. I believe there are very few things in
life that have gray areas. I believe that we can disagree on many things and
be civil. I believe that you can have a wrong
opinion but that does not always make you a bad person. Recently I have started
little something called "Good News Sunday". Here
I want to post some good news that is uplifting, positive, and/or makes people
feel good. Not that I want to get all mushy on
everyone but there are good things that happen in this world of ours. It is not
gloom and doom. Aside from this I think that
about sums it up. Feel free to contact me on anything if I can be of
Hi, y'all, my name is psykomom
(Jackie to close friends). I live in Beaumont, Texas, which is in
southeast Texas, 90 miles east
of Houston, approx.
300 miles south of Dallas, 35 miles west of the Louisiana border and about 40
miles from the Gulf Coast
(Gulf of Mexico). I have
a cabin at Crystal Beach
that is just across the bay from Galveston. You still have to ride the ferry to
back and forth. I was born and raised here. I
married my high school sweetheart after we both graduated, which was a huge
mistake. It lasted 14 years, but I did get
something wonderful out of it, my son Robert is 45, lives with his family in
works for Lockheed Martin as a
rocket/missile designer engineer. My daughter Elizabeth is 37 and just happens
to be my best
friend in the world, lives here in
Beaumont and does Medical Transcription at home. I have six grandchildren.
I finally did find true love
when I met my Johnnie at a singles club dance at the local Methodist Church. I
had been divorced 6
months and was devastated; he
had been divorced for about four years. He had two kids, Patricia who is 44 and
Jay who is 46.
Well, it was truly love at first
sight. We married 8 months later and that was the happiest I have ever been up
until I lost him
March 17, 1999. We had such love
for each other and our kids, he was the love of my life and I was his. It took a
while and a
little work for all six of us to start
getting along and to make a complete family, but we did it. He loved my kids
like they were
his and vice versa. When we lost
him, every one of the children were totally devastated and lost. They all get
along so well and
you could not tell any of them
that they are not blood brothers and sisters. They all keep close watch on each
other and me and if
it weren't for them, I hate to
think of where I would be now. I worked for many years at Southwestern Bell
Telephone Co. doing
engineering and drafting and
Johnnie worked for many years at Mobil Oil as an operator. We both retired a few
years back. I
am also left with what was Johnnie's
dog, Psykodog, but he and I have adopted each other.
Let's see now, Lady GreyEyes gave me a list
of subjects she thought might be helpful and I will try to use some:
Title of my Biography? "Strange Things Happen".
Favorite Movie: "The Godfather" (I just
ordered the complete set on DVD). Oh, and "Gone With the Wind".
Favorite Book: "The Godfather".
Favorite Song: "Amazing Grace" and "American Trilogy" by
Favorite Author: Dean Koontz.
Life long best friend: my daughter, Elizabeth.
This is very important to me:
What was the Internet's impact on my life? When I lost my Johnnie, my life was
shattered. I felt
as though my world had come to an
end, this wasn't part of our plans, we were going to be together for many more
enjoy life after retirement. He meant the
world to me. But, mini-strokes started taking him down and it was a long, slow,
miserable death. He didn't deserve any of it. At
the end, for almost two years, I was his caregiver and my dad's, too. Then, on
March 1, I lost my dad and on March 17, I lost
Johnnie. I didn't care if I lived or died, as much as I love our kids, I didn't
about anything any more. A cousin of mine with
whom I was raised decided to send me a computer to keep my mind busy and
that is when I started having a few feelings again.
My son-in-law found KnowPost and introduced me to it. In no time, I had found
the most wonderful bunch of people I have ever
known. They became good friends, they cried with me, laughed with me, gave me
many words of wisdom, they all gathered around and
made me start feeling again and I will be grateful for that the rest of my
life. I hope they all know that. I am also grateful
to Dilbert, Amy and god for this site because it was a big loss to me when
KnowPost went down. I have come to enjoy
Ask-It-Here just as much and I now have more wonderful friends here.
So, I would like to leave y'all with some words of wisdom...Don't mess
with Texas...I am not a bitch...I am THE BITCH!!!!
AIH Tips & Tricks:
Wondering how on earth to locate a particular question
when all you have is the question number? If you know the category of the
question all the better. Open the New Questions page. When you hover your mouse
over any question title, the URL for that question is displayed on your lower
taskbar like this: http://www.ask-it-here.com/viewQuestion.asp?qID=10984.
qID=10984 is the question number. From there it's a matter of tracking down the
question you want to locate.
Thanks for tuning into The Arrow! See you next week and
have a safe and Happy Halloween. Sincerely, The Editorial Staff of AIH's The
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