Amy’s Life in Brief


Sad news tonight…
December 29, 2008, 7:01 am
Filed under: death, family life, grief | Tags: , ,

Tonight I learned that my good friend’s mother died.  She had been battling melanoma for about three years, I think.  She had tried a number of different treatments but, in the end, she lost her battle.  I haven’t been able to call my friend as she sent the word out via email and requested no phone calls.  I had made my friend what some would call a prayer shawl but hadn’t had the chance to send it.  I’ll be sending it either today or tomorrow…as soon as I can find a box.

This is my first friend to have lost a parent as an adult.  It seems strange that I would be 36 and only now be facing this with a friend.  I hope that I will be able to support my friend during her time of grieving.  It also makes me so glad that I had the opportunity to spend quality time with my family members over the holiday.  Between news of my friend’s mom and having worked at the hospital the day after Christmas, I realize many people did not have the most joyous of holidays.  And many people didn’t get to spend their holidays with a happy and loving family.  It makes me more aware not to take for granted all that I am so fortunate to have.

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Alternative Media and Social Workers
December 20, 2008, 11:47 pm
Filed under: alternative media, MSW, social networking sites, social work | Tags: ,

I think it was CB from Fighting Monsters that had talked about alternative media and social workers.  So, I’m a Facebook junkie and was messing around on there today.  There’s a whole group of social workers.  The title of the group cracks me up…”I’m a Social Worker…not a freaking magician!”  Anyway…just wondering if there are any other social workers that use Facebook or twitter or any of those other things?  Blogging seems to be the main form of alternative media for social workers, but just wondering what others’ thoughts were on things like Facebook and/or Twitter?



I loved my science teacher because I’m sexy and do what I want!
December 20, 2008, 8:35 am
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Since most of my posts are of a fairly serious vein, I decided to do something a little fun and silly. 

Pick the month you were born:

January——I kicked
February—–I loved
March——–I kissed
April——–I licked
May———-I jumped on
June———I smelled
July———I did the Macarena with
August——-I had lunch with
September—-I danced with
October——I sang to
November—–I yelled at
December—–I ran over

Pick the day (number) you were born on:

1——-a birdbath
2——-a monster
3——-a phone
4——-a fork
5——-a snowman
6——-a gangster
7——-my mobile phone
8——-my dog
9——-my best friend’s boyfriend
10——-my neighbor
11——-my science teacher
12——-a banana
13——-a fireman
14——-a stuffed animal
15——-a goat
16——-a pickle
17——-your mom
18——-a spoon
19——-a smurf
20——-a baseball bat
21——-a ninja
22——-Chuck Norris
23——-a noodle
24——-a squirrel
25——-a football player
26——-my sister
27——-my brother
28——-an ipod
29——-a surfer
30——-a llama
31——-A homeless guy

Pick the color of shirt you are wearing:

White———because I’m cool like that.
Black———because that’s how I roll.
Pink———–because I’m crazy.
Red———–because the voices told me to.
Blue———–because im sexy and i do what i want
Green———because I think I need some serious help.
Purple———because I’m AWESOME!
Gray———-because Big Bird said to and he’s my leader.
Yellow——–because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars
Orange ——–because my family thinks I’m stupid anyway.
Brown———because I can…
Other———-because I’m a Ninja!
None———-because I can’t control myself!

Now type out the sentence you made, in the subject line and try it on your blogs.