Saturday, January 10, 2009

How about a little youtube?

Eminem - Without Me

Secret Places of The Earth 2 (By Argosax)
I think that Argosax has been smoking....

here buy something.


I have had a couple bad days... all thanks to the avm in my head. I just hope it is better by Tuesday. I know I ain't selling much but it helps me to be out there talking.

It is funny that I have lost friends due to my limited talking ability.
When if they would spend some time with me, I'd be talking by now... I think.
And good luck finding another AVM person to chat with... ah well is hell... but what else do I have.

Hay I got one for you...
click here
It is a good place to buy cell phones... it don't cost a thing to be curious.

Good day...

Friday, January 09, 2009

AVM Got One...

Farewell to Jenny Verroen
Written by Eve Jeffery
Wednesday, 07 January 2009

Jenny Verroen, Mullumbimby identity and much loved Echo staff member, died of complications arising from a recent stroke, at Tweed Heads Hospital on Monday December 29, aged 63.

Born Jennifer Dorothy in March 1945, Jen was the oldest of Ted and Dorothy ‘Doff’ Wareham’s three children. The family including Jenny’s younger brothers Steven and Geoff, lived at Maroubra in Sydney’s southeast.

She was an extremely bright child, which was recognised when she won a scholarship to Sydney Girls Grammar. Jenny grabbed all knowledge from every source and at quite a young age headed overseas to explore the world, arriving in the US in the late 60s where she worked firstly for Chris Craft Boats then at the Radio TV Station, KMSP.

In 1969 she became the administrative assistant to Jack Chestnut, the campaign manager to former Vice President of the United States, Hubert H Humphrey, in his successful bid to be reelected to the Senate.

DJ Leary, political commentator and former media director for Vice President Humphrey has fond and vivid memories of Jen. ‘That campaign was where Jack, Jen and myself first forged a friendship that has weathered time for almost 40 years,’ says DJ. ‘After the campaign, Jen went briefly to Australia but Humphrey was being pressed to run for President in 1972. When he decided to make the run for the White House, he told his campaign manager to bring Jennifer back from Australia, as he wanted her in the US to help him campaign. Humphrey lost the nomination to George McGovern, who lost to Nixon and then came Watergate.’

In 1972 Jen moved to Duluth, Minnesota, as comptroller for the Upper Great Lakes Pilots. The pilots navigated foreign ships through the Lakes. She was also comptroller for Seaway Services, an umbrella corporation whose companies provided tug boats on the Lakes, stevedoring services for the Port of Duluth, and line handling services in several Great Lakes ports. Jen stayed in the shipping industry for about ten years, finally becoming the overall administrator of the entire operation.

Love of her life

It was during her service on the Lakes that she met ‘Verroen’, the love of her life.

Gerard Verroen had retired from his career as a ship’s captain and was the general manager of the freezer terminal for shipping in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The corporation that Jenny worked for bought out the firm which employed Gerard and he was ready to fight for the jobs of his workers when the new company rep entered the room.

‘She was dressed in a white ruffled blouse and a purple jacket,’ recalls Gerard. ‘She had flaming red hair and I thought “God, what a picture”. I was worried that she was going to fire us all but it was settled well, though Jenny kept coming back to Wisconsin for the most minuscule reasons. I thought it a long way to travel for such small things. Then I caught on.’

The two became a pair and were inseparable for almost 30 years.

When Jenny fell in love with Gerard she also became a part of the Verroen clan, and Gerard’s son Hans Peter in Holland found a kindred spirit in Jen. ‘I found a new mother and a good mother she was to me. We “spoke the same language”. She was so clever and understanding. I could discuss any and all topics with her and our kids felt like they had a new “Oma”.’

In the late 70s, Jenny and Gerard moved to a house on St. Clair Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in the early 80s she brought her parents over for a lengthy holiday in the US. During their stay, her mother suffered and eventually succumbed to a recurring incident of cancer and Jen along with her father Ted and Gerard, decided to return to Australia, eventually settling in their home at Wilsons Creek.

Jen was involved in so many local projects and associations they are beyond count – she was a champion of the Bush Fire Brigade, the Chincogan Fiesta Committee, the Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers and the Brunswick Valley Historical Society. It was through these community groups she became well known throughout the shire. There was never a time when the Verroens did not have a box of ‘babies’ in the den, a bird flying through the kitchen to a perch on the mantelpiece or a phone call to rescue a snake from some hysterical human, and as members of the historical society, Jenny and Gerard will be well remembered as the Mullumbimby Market managers, for which Gerard says they didn’t miss a single market in 12 years.

The Verroens were new arrivals in Mullumbimby when Nicholas Shand and David Lovejoy started a newspaper in 1986 and with the wealth of accounting practice behind her, she set up a bookkeeping system and became an important part of The Echo team.

Veteran Echo receptionist Felicity Gaze remembers Jenny as an accommodating and patient teacher. ‘I didn’t have any of the skills I needed for this job when I started. She was a very welcoming person who showed me how to do everything. I wouldn’t be in this job today if it weren’t for Jen.’ This was also true for many Echo staff members who were employed over the years simply because of the faith Jenny had in their ability, myself included. Jen worked in some capacity for The Echo right up until her trip to Europe and the US in 2005.

The Verroens had a joyous family gathering in Holland on their European leg. ‘They came to visit us in Holland in 2005,’ said Hans Peter. ‘It was a wonderful occasion and afterwards they continued on to the USA. That was the last time we saw Jen but she will always be our dear mum and oma.’

The Verroens travelled to St Paul. They were staying with their good friend ‘Princess’ Pam Arledge when Jen collapsed on May 26 with a stroke caused by an arterial venous malformation, AVM, a rare condition that occurred deep in her brain. Thanks to Cyberknife technology, Jen survived the stroke and with friends and family across the globe awaiting her every breath, she rallied enough to be transported to Australia to continue her recovery.

Because of her reduced physical capability, Jenny and Gerard moved from their much loved haven at Wilsons Creek to a more manageable house in Mullumbimby and Jen continued to progress with her recovery. But not for this world was such an angel and her recovery was merely a long goodbye, as Jen was struck again by a stroke in November last year. This time her revival was not as stellar. Sadly just before the new year she let go her hold and flew away.

Jenny Verroen leaves behind a legion of broken hearts. She will be sorely and sadly missed and her presence will never be forgotten.
give him a look up... click here


It is sad when we read of one who died. Pay that blog a visit.

I am feeling off today... so I'll keep it short here... good bye for now.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

I wish eveyday was like this... kinda. One AVM story

A lil inside mi noggin..

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Brooklyn, NY, United States
I'm blunt...and rather observant...DUH that means I should blog! I suffer from, no let me rephrase, I combat living with an AVM on a daily basis. An AVM is an Abnormal Veinous Malformation which affects about 250,000 people in the US ( It affects everyone differently, for me it's caused a constant headache since 2003...litterally. I've been in countless doctors offices, been poked and proded, been through the emotions of being misdiagnosed with a brain tumor. Needless to say, I've been through a lot and not just because of my...let's call it an ailment. Above all I've developed a less than common outlook on life and perception of things.Don't for one minute misconstrue, I'm in no way a victim, I'm self-sufficient almost to a fault and encourage others to turn their weaknesses into empowerment. It builds character and makes for one hell of a screenplay ha! That combined with growing up immersed in a semi-charmed world, and the glitz and glamour of Hollyweird leads to some interesting anecdotes...Here are my thoughts...
Go give her a look up.

Okay today was good... I got an old listing up to date. if you wanna go see it... click here. It is a little spa page... some of it I think you'll like.
I have to go now... take care.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

One AVM.... kinda... and a little Me!

First baby of 2009 born at BAMC

Brystol Ryann Shearer, daughter of Rochelle and James Shearer of
Hammond, was the first baby born at Baldwin Area Medical Center in 2009.
Brystol was born Friday, January 2 at 8:12 p.m. She was six pounds,
15.5 oz. and 21 inches long. The attending physician was Dr. Stoeckeler.
Brystol's parents were presented with a $50 savings bond by the
Baldwin Area Medical Center Auxiliary.
Brystol has two sisters, Taylor, six and one-half, and Hayden,
three, who was the first baby born at BAMC in 2006.

"Do-it-yourself" service bay offered

When Mike Brandenburg, owner of The Muffler Shop in Baldwin and two
other locations, bought Van's Service Station on Main Street next to The
Muffler Shop in 2004, he wasn't sure what he would do with it.
The building sat empty for a couple of years. Mike said to change
the use of the building would have required code updates. But last summer
he said he decided to try a use for the building on a trial basis.
"We opened it up as a rental bay," said Mike, "because in the shop
we hear a lot of people say 'I wish I had a place to do some mechanical
work myself.' And now with the economy being the way it is, handy people
can work on their own vehicles or even a snowmobile."
The little shop offers a heated space along with a hoist. Mike said
there are a few tools that he provides and an air compressor. "Hopefully,
people will bring their own tools but we have the basics. And while people
are working, if they have a question they can come over [to The Muffler
Shop] and tax our knowledge."
Mike said the idea for a rent-a-bay came from his days in the
service when he was stationed at a base in Texas. "So instead of leaving
the building vacant, I decided to try this."
Mike said his son Dan did all the work to renovate the small
station and ready it for rent. "Dan did all the work and was in charge of
renovation. I gave him the idea and said go with it."
Hoist operation will be done by personnel from The Muffler Shop,
Mike said.

Register of Deeds office offers free real estate fraud alert service

The St. Croix County Register of Deeds, Kathleen Walsh, is pleased
to announce that her office has released a free on-line automated service
that will allow St. Croix County property owners to have their name
monitored within the Register of Deeds Office in order to track possible
fraudulent activity. Participants will be notified only when the exact name
they have submitted to Property Fraud Alert›(PFA) is listed as a Grantor or
Grantee on a document recorded in the Register of Deeds Office.
Subscribers will be told what type of document has been recorded in
the Register of Deeds Office. Walsh says that if property owners are
notified, they may call the Register of Deeds office for more information
about the document. PFA will not prevent fraud from happening; however, it
provides an early warning system that will allow property owners to take
appropriate action should they believe fraudulent activity has occurred
with their property.
St. Croix County is the fourth county in Wisconsin to offer this
service. Milwaukee, Dane and Winnebago counties in Wisconsin in addition
to several counties in other states are also offering this service.
Fidlar Technologies, based in Rock Island, Ill. developed the
property fraud alert system last year as the FBI focused on mortgage fraud
as a fast growing crime. The FBI ranks Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, California
and Florida in the top 10 fraud hot spots. To date there has not been any
fraudulent activity reported in Wisconsin. Walsh says that being proactive
may reduce the possibility of fraud occurring in this county.
To learn more about PFA and to sign up, visit the website: Read Frequently Asked Questions before signing

What's the Holdup?

Mark your calendars for Sunday and Monday, January 11 and 12. B-W's
fourth hour drama class is going to be strutting their stuff with an
original production entitled "What's the Holdup?"
Come to the Baldwin-Woodville High School PAC at 2:00 on January 11
or 7:00 on January 12 to partake in theater fun. "What's the Holdup?"
directed by Seth Kersten, is a tale of a down-on-her-luck woman (Heather
Aune) struggling just to make ends meet in absurd and hilarious world. The
audience follows as she battles her burdensome landlady (Nancy Lee), meets
a man with a secret (Seth Kersten) and a blind man (Dan Ramberg), and
confides in an ostentatious cashier (Tana Mabis). Kersten and Ramberg's
original creation will make you laugh and make you cry up until its
shocking conclusion. Tickets are available at the door.
The drama class will be putting on several plays on these two days.

From the Exchanges
Interesting News Items from
Surrounding Communities

BURNETT COUNTY SENTINEL (GRANTSBURG): Many church-goers were just settling
in for perhaps the most blessed Christian event of the year last Wednesday
evening when the power went out for a little more than two hours around the
Grantsburg area. "We had just sat down for church when the lights went
out," one Immaculate Conception Catholic Church parishioner said. "The
members of the choir all lit candles and sang a capella - it was just
beautiful," she continued. Officials at Northwestern Wisconsin Electric
said about 7,000 customers were without power from just after 5 p.m. to
7:15 p.m. on Christmas Eve. "There was a fault at the substation behind the
diesel plant here in Grantsburg," John Dahlberg reported. "The breaker at
Rock Creek 'saw' the fault and opened the circuit, causing the outage."

MONDOVI HERALD NEWS: Strokes are medical conditions not usually associated
with youth. But 13-year-old Tanner Franson of Mondovi is the exception. He
recently experienced a bleed in his brain caused by a rare condition known
as an arteriovenous malformation (AVM). An AVM is a congenital defect
meaning that it is present at birth. With this defect, arteries and veins
are not connected by capillaries (very fine blood vessels), but are
connected directly to one another forming a tangle of blood vessels. The
lack of capillaries allows blood to flow more rapidly under a higher
pressure than the vessels are designed to handle. The vessels may then
hemorrhage, or bleed, which can cause stroke, paralysis, the loss of
speech, memory of vision, or even death. This rare condition sent Tanner to
the hospital on December 7 when doctors performed surgery to remove his
tangle of blood vessels that had begun to bleed. Tanner has now been
recovering from surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. With
continued daily therapy, Tanner is expected to make a complete recovery.

TRIBUNE PRESS REPORTER: After allegations of shortchanging customers on
their fuel, John Rassbach of Rassbach Oil was officially charged December
17 with one count of class H felony forgery and four counts of class A
misdemeanor theft of movable property. The allegations come after an
investigation and surveillance in August and September involving the St.
Croix County Sheriff's Department, the state Division of Weights and
Measurers and several area farmers. The case has been delayed after Judge
Howard Cameron recused himself. Judge Scott Needham will now be presiding
over the case with Rassbach's initial appearance on January 9. The felony H
count of forgery has a penalty of fines up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment
up to six years. For each of the misdemeanor A counts, the fine is up to
$10,000 and/or up to nine months imprisonment.

CENTRAL ST. CROIX NEWS (HAMMOND): The lights were on and the door unlocked
at the Hammond Hotel Monday evening, but those who ventured inside realized
quickly the bar and restaurant were not open for business - in fact, it was
being remodeled for its "Grand Reopening" on New Year's Eve under new
ownership and management. "I hope as many people come in after we're open,"
co-owner Cedric Ellingson said after turning away a family with young
children but not before extending an offer: "They could come in and paint
if they want. That's cool." While Ellingson was painting his partner, Don
Fowell, with whom he also owns Bo's 'N Mine in River Falls, was helping
kitchen manager Matt Minter, a Le Cordon Bleu graduate and chef at both
corporate and non-corporate restaurants, get his new digs arranged. "We're
adding a charbroilier so we can get those steaks and burgers done to
perfection," Fowell said.

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL: A frozen copper pipe at the high school burst
overnight Sunday and left standing water on an area of the first floor by
the lockers and in about ten rooms, especially those where math is taught.
Superintendent Tom Westerhaus was on the scene Monday as the cleanup effort
began. This included running fans and dehumidifiers, pulling up carpeting
and moving furniture out of classrooms. Westerhaus said the discovery was
made just before 6 a.m. by a janitor coming to work. As of 1 p.m. Monday
Westerhaus said it was too early to give a damage estimate. The school
district's insurance company. School in River Falls is closed until Monday,
January 5 because of the holidays. The pipe that cracked in two places was
in the wall of a math classroom.

What can I say... I like Music.

God I feel wiped out today.
My legs, lower back and good arm are really tired... I am tiered.

Okay, enough feeling that way... time for you know!

Phil Collins - Don't lose my number
Okay good by.... for now.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

No new AVMs!!!

I don't care what you say about youtube... this guy is great!
No new avms... and no sales for me....

Monday, January 05, 2009

No avms today... yes!

I was surfing and what do I find?
Well you had better look for your self...
he's got a doozee!
it is near the bottom of the page...
"You wanna link to me? Talk this up? Here's the Secret Clickbank Earnings Code -"
That should give you a tease...
go take a look...

now buy something...

go on you know you want to...

okay I'm out of here... have a good day.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

No avms to report! YAAAAAA!

That was my go news... now the rest...

I don't feel like typing... I have a child over, she is my oldest granddaughter.

And she is out of control. He parents are getting a divorce. And she in only 5 years old... Her father lives with us... he has no job... you all know what my income is like... it is a joke.
His mom dose not let me charge him...

oy vey!

Well have a good one... peace.

okay I had to do it...
Led Zep...

and thats it... really I mean it... I do...