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Remembering September 11th
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I can't believe that it has been two years since 9.11.01.

Last year, I helped my sister make a music video tribute for one of her classes. You can download it here. It's in Windows media player format, about 8MB.

On September 10, 2001, I fell asleep with the cartoon network on. So, when I woke up the next morning, it was like waking up from a good dream right into a nightmare. There were no cartoons on; all channels that didn't have news people, had forwarded their stations to CNN News. I remember staring ahead blankly at my television screen in a mix of sadness and disbelief. I watched the second plane hit, and the Towers crumbling. After that, I couldn't watch anymore.

It didn't help that the news stations were showing the plane colliding with the tower OVER and OVER again. I felt that the news people were being whorish, and sensationalistic. I didn't want to hopelessly watch the news and become more and more sad. I wanted to read what was going on through news sites on the Internet, but they all had so much traffic, that I couldn't get on. Instead, I ended up going to the Red Cross site, and I donated $100, which, I figured, was the only thing I could do to help.

After that, I tried to put it out of my mind, because there wasn't anything else I could do. I remembered back when they had the Oklahoma City bombing (I believe, in 1994), and as I watched the news before school, I just cried and cried. I was sad, that day, too, but I didn't want to be. I'm a pretty sensitive person, even some coffee commercials get me a little teary, so I didn't need to be watching the 24/7 crying network.

After I made sure all of the people I knew from those areas affected were okay, I watched movies, and cartoons. I didn't watch the news again for a couple of weeks.

Anyway, that's my September 11th story.

ADD, hermit crabs, OC, Court TV... etc.
I have about 38 things I could be doing right now, but I just don't want to. One thing I really need to work on is actually finishing projects once I start them. For example, I have about, let's see... five videos that I have been working on, but just not completing. A lot of times, it's hard to work on a video after capturing dozens of gigabytes of footage. And, I just keep on looking for something else to vid to.

Well, I should report on the crab progress. A couple of weeks ago, I was just sick of the responsibility of caring for Sark, and I was going to have my helper take him back to the store. I didn't want him to go the way of Lex, whose death, I am still not completely over. Anyway, I was pretty depressed about his situation a couple of weeks ago because ants had infested his habitat, I had had him moved to a temporary home which was a sad little bucket, and I was scared about the whole molting thing. So, we had him in the sad little bucket for at least a week, and I swear to you, I could sense his anger and depression. At night, I could hear him shuffling around his sad little bucket, and in my mind, I saw him trying to escape the confines of his emotional (and physical) prison.

So, I was going to have him returned, and guess what happens? The next day he starts molting. Three of his legs fell off. I couldn't return the crab so broken. Who knows what the mall cart he came from would do to the poor little guy. Finally, the ants were completely gone, and he moved back into his spacious habitat.

Let me tell you something: Sark does not like being crippled. He's very angry about his missing legs because he tries to crawl around the habitat but he doesn't make it very far and I can sense his frustration. Last week, I was really doubting that he had made it very far with the molting process because I hadn't heard him crawl around for a while. Then, the other day, he was gimping around the habitat all dejectedly. He had found a bigger shell he could crawl into, but he's still not keen on giving up his old shell, because he crawled into the bigger shell with his old outfit still intact. He's been pretty quiet. I hope he makes it through, but, another part of me just wants it to be over.

I really wish I could stop ending my sentences with prepositions, because I know it's wrong; I just don't know what to say otherwise, though. I think I'll have to just work on that one.

About OC -- I'm still appreciating it. I know that Luke (or, as I call him, the boyfriend) has a really great secret, I'm just hoping that I'm wrong, and waiting until it is finally revealed. I really didn't like the last episode, because Marisa (I'm not a big fan of her, btw) did something that I totally cannot understand doing. She clearly does not love Luke, and it is going to make her miserable. Not that I am for Ryan/Marisa, because I'm not, but oh well. I love Seth, and I have loved Adam Brody since I very first saw him on Smallville. He is so totally my boyfriend.

Enough incoherent TV rambling. Well, maybe just a little bit more.

Has any one of you seen Court TV? I love I-Detective. I love the multiple-choice questions, and guessing to see if I get the right answer. Also, I love Forensic Files, Psychic Detectives, and I appreciate Power, Privilege and Justice. It's a pretty decent network primetime, y'all. During the day, not so much.

Well, I'm going to go and try and develop some type of a schedule so I can get all the things I need to get done completed. Maybe I will even try working Microsoft Outlook.