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I know it's been awhile since my last post , but a bunch of things have been going on.

The biggest thing right now is a dear friend of mine Beth has been in the hospital diagnosed with influenza H1N1 Swine Flu. She had been on this roller coaster ride every since she got back from a trip to Los Vegas. within a week of being home Beth's Mom rushed her to the UC Davis Medical center early Saturday morning June 13th.
Since then she has slowly slipped as her body started to break down.
2 days after being admitted she was moved to CICU her O2 and BP were very low. Over the next few days Beth's body had shown some signs of stability but that may have had to do with the new approach with medication and placing her on a machine for her breathing since her left lung was completely infiltrated and 75% of her right lung was compromised.

A few days ago her kidneys started to show signs of shutting down and the Dr's decided to place her on a dialysis machine, while they attempted to get the tubing in something had happened Lynn (Beth's mother) said the pressure and tissue was so swollen that when they attempted to give her a sub-clavian IV but her stats dropped rapidly. They took her into surgery to put a chest tube in.

Around 10pm last night she was moved to SICU and has been placed on the dialysis machine and a ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) to get more oxygen into her blood. As of now the machines are keeping her alive.

Not only for an update but I'm also posting this for any of her friends on my friends list that may not know what has been going on or have been kept up to date.

Beth's roommate has been keeping some updates on her Facebook, and her LiveJournal.
I have been posting updates on my Facebook as I get them and sending texts to those of you I have #s for.

Please keep Beth and her mother in your thoughts and prayers
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Taken from half of LJ...

1. You can ONLY answer 'Yes' or 'No'.

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks—and, believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming. Nothing is exactly as it seems.

Kissed any one of your LiveJournal friends? — Yes
Been arrested? — No
Kissed someone you didn't like? — Yes
Slept in until 5 PM? — No
Fallen asleep at work/school? — Yes
Held a snake? — Yes
Ran a red light? — Yes
Been suspended from school? — No
Experienced love at first sight? — Yes
Totaled your car in an accident? — No
Been fired from a job? — Yes
Fired somebody? — Yes
Sung karaoke? — Yes
Pointed a gun at someone? — Yes
Did something you told yourself you wouldn't? — Yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? — Yes
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? — Yes
Kissed in the rain? — Yes
Had a close brush with death (your own)? — Yes
Saw someone die? — Yes
Played Spin-the-Bottle? — Yes
Smoked a cigar? — No
Sat on a rooftop? — Yes
Smuggled something into another country? — Yes
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? — No
Broken a bone? — No
Skipped school? — Yes
Eaten a bug? — Yes
Sleepwalked? — Yes
Walked on a moonlit beach? — Yes
Ridden a motorcycle? — Yes
Dumped someone? — Yes
Forgotten your anniversary? — No
Lied to avoid a ticket? — Yes
Ridden in a helicopter? — Yes
Shaved your head? — Yes
Blacked out from drinking? — Yes
Played a prank on someone? — Yes
Hit a home run? — No
Felt like killing someone? —Yes
Cross-dressed? — Yes
Been falling-down drunk? — Yes
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? — Yes
Eaten snake? — Yes
Marched/Protested? — Yes!
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? — No
Puked on an amusement ride? — No
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? — Yes
Been in a band? — No
Knitted? — No
Been on TV? — Yes
Shot a gun? — Yes
Skinny-dipped? — Yes
Given someone stitches? — Yes
Eaten a whole habenero pepper? — No
Ridden a surfboard? — Yes
Drunk straight from a liquor bottle? — Yes
Had surgery? — Yes
Streaked? — Yes
Been taken by ambulance to a hospital? — Yes
Tripped on mushrooms? — No
Passed out when NOT drinking? — Yes
Peed on a bush? — Yes
Donated Blood? — Yes
Grabbed electric fence? — No
Eaten alligator meat? — No
Eaten cheesecake? — Yes
Eaten your kids' Halloween candy? — No
Killed an animal when not hunting? — Yes
Peed your pants in public? — No
Snuck into a movie without paying? — Yes
Written graffiti? — Yes
Still love someone you shouldn't? — Yes
Think about the future? — Yes
Been in handcuffs? — Yes
Believe in love? — Yes
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? — Yes
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Your results:
You are Spock
Geordi LaForge
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Jean-Luc Picard
Will Riker
Deanna Troi
Mr. Scott
Mr. Sulu
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Beverly Crusher
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
You are skilled in knowledge and logic.
You believe that the needs of the many
outweigh the needs of the few.

Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Quiz

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Few friends had this going around

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
What doors, I don’t see doors

Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

Do you like to use post-it notes?
Sometimes, depends on if I’m at work or not

Do you have freckles?
Yepp on my shoulders

Do you always smile for pictures?
Not really, but I have found for some unGawdly reason I have been sticking out my tongue lately

What’s your favorite color?

Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
I used to

What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who chew with their mouth open, sounds like an OLD toothless dog cleaning itself!!

Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?
When no one is home

Do you chew your pens and pencils?
Nope, don’t think I ever did.

Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
Hell yeah and some guys look really hot in it.

Do you still watch cartoons?
Every morning, and most Saturdays

What’s your least favorite movie?

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
In Jakes back yard

What is your favorite food?
Mashed Potatoes.

What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Disney movies

What is your usual bedtime?
During the week between 1130 and 1am, and the weekends whenever.

Are you lazy?
Depends most of the time no

How many languages can you speak?
English so that’s ummmmm 1

Which are better legos or lincoln logs?

Afraid of heights?
Only when I’m on a ladder higher then 4ft

Favorite type of fruit pie?

Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
Yes, and not that I can see the future kind of thing I believe it’s a your in touch with yourself kind of thing.

Ever take dance lessons?
Yes for my friends wedding.

Tea or coffee?

Are you patient?
With people? And that has proven to be my biggest flaw.

Which are better: black or green olives?
If I can have a drink then Green

When's the last time you ran?
About 6 months ago

Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them?

Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night?

What do you do when you're sad?
Read comics, watch a Disney movie, find a friend.

Is anyone on your bad side now?
2 people I love to see what their basis of comparison is, talk about the pot calling the kettle black

What jewelry are you wearing?
3 Earrings, Tongue bar, Ring

Would you wear boy/girlfriends clothes?
That’s the best part of being gay. To bad I’m usually bigger then them.

What noise do you hear?
Lady GaGa in my left ear, and co-workers in my right

What brand are your pants right now?
Urban Pipeline

What irritates you most on the internet?
How it’s very easy ta loose friends to it.
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Quick update..

Things have been going good lately,

House hunt still goes, and due to the FHA grant that hasn't been released (as per loan officer) I haven't been able to do more then look. I'm going to look into it more on Monday, and maybe i just need to get a new loan officer who knows. I've mainly been looking at areas where some of my friends have bought homes, but I still would really love to live more closer to downtown.

Work is going. I still am doing the QA job now going on 6 months, but still at a "In charge/CCR" pay which is more then 15k-20k difference. This is due to a head count freeze we've had going on 5 months. Even thought the moneys not there yet I'm still having a great time learning all I can. I'm now about 80% QA 20% CCr.

As for things currently going on,
Last night we went to BadLands to meet up with some friends for Johns b/f Tim's B-Day. It was cool Ben met up with a few of his old friends, and I got to see one of my friends from when I would bar hop in Stockton tall Brian :) Ben and I went to the upper floor , grabbed some drinks and just kicked back listened to some really great music and did a whole hell of allot of guy ogling (sp). after about 2 hours and a no show of John, and Tim we headed out.

Today ( Saturday) We are going to go pick up comics in Stockton ( because I get them at 55% off there) and meet up with James and his friend from S.F for dinner at Mac Grill / or BJs. other then that not to many plans.

I'm hoping that it doesn't rain on Sunday I really want to hit some garage sales. I should put together some friends that like to do this and make a biweekly/ monthly thing out of it. So far i end up having a great time with getting hyped up with AMPs ( energy drinks) and driving around looking for sales, OK this might be kinda geeky BUT sometimes it feel like being a pirate or some kind of driving around looking for hidden

things coming up
the weekend of:
May 2nd trip to LA for the weekend
May 23 weekend hopefully a trip to the coast
June 6 taking the nephews to the SF Zoo
July 4 a trip to Oregon

Hope all is well with you all
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