Dec 30, 2011

Raise Your Glass For Me

After last night's writing, I really need a pick me up and that's when I realized that tomorrow is New Years Eve!!  I started reflecting on my past year and all the people who have been a part of it. This is for everyone listed below who falls into my small circle of "dirty little freaks".  I love all of you and Happy New Year!!!

After 20 years, I decided to suck up and face my fear of going back to school and being around large groups of people and work towards getting my Bachelors of Science degree in Music Therapy.  I have met some of the most magnificent and beautiful people to expand my circle of people to do messed up thing with.  

The first of which-- Megan. 
I met Megan when she walked up to me in the hallway after the second day of class and said, "What was your name again?".  After I responded she said, "I'm Megan.  See ya around!" and then walked away.  Keep in mind, I was still trying to deal with my awkwardness of being around groups of new people. She will never know (until she reads this) how key she was in helping bring out my old self who was and still kinda is nervous around people that I don't know.  We have talked about some pretty messed up crap-- everything from sparkly unicorns to retarded puppies and having open online conversations which involved songs of love, lust and hate just to give people something to talk about.  I am going to miss her face in class next semester, but we have said that we will find a way to keep our love going.  

 Seth. I kinda adopted Seth as one of my kids, but then realized that he was making me feel like I had a kid when I was 16 and I wasn't cool with that.  We were talking about something one day and he said, "You are like the coolest Aunt that I never had and always wanted".. Those simple words made my heart overflow. He took me out of the teen pregnancy category and smoothly moved me into the cool Aunt status and for that he is absolutely beautiful.   I really hope that he got his new shoes for Christmas because if he didn't, I might have to buy him a pair JUST for that simple gesture.  I'm going to miss trying to figure out the 0_o moments we had in a couple of our classes.

Of course, I cannot forget to mention the people who have been a part of my life for years.  The first being my wife in law Robyn.  Most everyone who meets us thinks we are sisters.

In fact,  Robyn is my ex-husbands wife and we are also best friends.  How many people in our situation can say the same?  Therefore by these standards, everything we do together is messed up.  Shopping at 5:30 in the morning to get the best sales, driving 2 hours to go to a concert together and have dinner, stopping on the side of the highway at 3am because my windshield wiper flew off the arm-- IN THE RAIN!!, going shopping and to dinner together with my ex husbands sister in law..... really the list goes on and on.  She is my partner in crime and am absolutely thankful for her friendship.

Then there is Sherry.  My sistah and also my co-blogger.  She is one of only a few people who can turn me into a talking cricket aka Jiminy Cricket.  There is not enough e-paper to tell all the messed up things we have done and talked about. But we know, and that is what matters.

Of course there are about a million other people whom I am thankful for.  Some of these friendships are repaired friendships from over the years and we have been able to pick up like we never lost touch.   So tomorrow night, at midnight (if I am awake) I will be raising my glass to all of you who have been a part of my life over the year.  Some of you had no clue how much you were helping me overcome struggles I have had for years, and that is what makes this post all that more beautiful!  Happy New Year!  

Dec 29, 2011

The Eyes of Satan by: Katie

Ladies and Gentlemen, THIS is the face of a sick, twisted and perverted murderer.  

Michael Plumadore age 39 admitted to murdering and dismembering the body of a precious 9 year old little Aliahna Lemmon.

What... the... hell???

I have been furious to the point that I almost went blind, but to the point of killing? Maybe just my husband's ex wife.  But seriously, at what point does a person lose complete touch with sanity in order to murder a child??  And to add insult to injury, dismember her poor little 40lb. body? I firmly believe that God has created a special corner of hell for people like Michael Plumadore.

 Let's address his past history first--
March 10, 1992, Plumadore was found guilty of causing injury to personal property and being intoxicated and disruptive. He was ordered to pay $150 for damages to a Kings Mountain Police car, Cleveland County court records state.

April 1999, Plumadore was arrested for Grand Theft and sentenced to Probation.

May 2000, Plumadore was charged with battery after allegedly striking Miami-Dade transit driver Sammie Lee Prater after failing to pay the fare when he got on a bus in the 1700 block of Collins Ave. in Miami Beach.  He was sentenced to one year of probation, according to court records.  He then became in violation of his probation.

Sometime in 2007 Plumadore was arrested and convicted of forgery and auto theft in Fort Wayne.

And finally (from what I have found)  According to Sheriff Len Hagaman of Boone, North Carolina, Plumadore was a resident of Watauga County from November 29th of 2007 to January 22nd 2008 and was found in what was the “Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Registry Verification” by warrant and sex offender check. 

All I know is, I live in this city along with 254,691 other incredibly ticked off people.  Online petitions are being shared and passed around on Facebook like wild-fire but I will address that in a minute.  Who the crap dropped the ball on this troll?  Come on, he was in violation of his probation in Florida and this wasn't discovered when he was arrested in Ft. Wayne and apparently North Carolina?   If someone drops the ball this time, you better believe people are going to break out the torches and pitchforks and organize a lynch mob.

Let's address the mother, Tarah Souder.  I do not have a drop of remorse or sympathy for this woman. Mrs. Souder moved her family into a trailer park that was plum full of sex offenders to care for her sex offender father.  Keep in mind, poor little Aliahna was sexually abused by two men a year ago.  She delivered her babies into the hands of a killer and she did this multiple times.  She considered this man, who lived with her child molesting father, to be like a brother.  Her kids called him "Uncle Mike" and he babysat them ALL THE TIME for her.  And then to find out today that the mother is moving Aliahna's things out of her home because she is too grieve stricken and cannot bear to have her daughters things there.  Let me get this straight (tilts head)  You can't bear to have your dead daughters belongings at home but CAN BEAR LIVE A FEW DOORS DOWN FROM WHERE SHE WAS BUTCHERED AND MURDERED??  Is this a sick joke??  Which brings me to my next, 0_o "WHAT THE CRAP??" moment, but I think it is pretty self explanatory.  This has just left me completely dumbfounded.  There are no words--- really.  

I pray to God that CPS and the Division of Family and Social Services has already started digging on this family and everyone involved with them.

One thing I do want to address in this blog is the bad reputation that has compounded an already horrible reputation of trailer parks.  #1.  There is a difference between trailer park and mobile home community.  I live in a mobile home community that does an extensive background check on residents and potential residents.  If you have a criminal record, you are not permitted to move in.  If management finds out that someone living with you has a criminal record, not only is your "room mate" evicted, but you are evicted as well.  They just don't want this kind of crap going on here.  Which is EXACTLY why we moved in.  I have children and do not want to constantly worry about freaks, perverts and felons checking out my kids at the park, bus stop or playing in the yard.   #2. Not all of us in a trailer park/mobile home community are trash.

I need to wrap this up, so I'm going to quickly address the whole petition thing.  To save my fingers from further typing, I am just going to copy and paste what I have already said on facebook.

"As much as I hate to rain on anyone's parade, and as much as I would LOOOOVE to see this man fry... Online petitions are not taken seriously like a pen and paper petition, because people can create as many accounts as they want and "sign" an electronic petition. There is no way to verify that each signature is a separate identity from the others. Even pen and paper petitions don't always serve the purpose that we would love and wish for it to do. A blue million signatures on a petition are not going to do any good if they are not given to the proper people. In cases like this, the only thing a petition is going to do is let the opinion of only Ft. Wayne citizens be heard. Why would our local elected officials care about the opinion of those in Indy, Ohio, Florida, Arizona or the UK? They do not count as votes as to how this case will be handled. This is why our local elections are so incredibly important. We elected our Prosecuting Attorney and Judges to represent our voice in cases like this. I just hope and pray everyone voted to put the right people in office!"

Maybe I Will Actually Remember The Password This Time by: Katie

Some pretty horrific events have taken place where I live and I wanted to write my two cents about the horrific douche canoe who decided to murder and dismember the body of a beautiful little 9 year old girl.  I entered my username and password only for Blogger to tell me a million times that my password was wrong.  All of this resulted in me giving up and just creating a new page again. 

Now I don't know what I'm more frustrated over-- the password thing, the evil troll or the people who continue to post ignorant rumors they have heard/read about the story surrounding the little girl.  Maybe it's both.  So, hopefully I will actually remember the password to this page and my next blog will focus on this little girl.

Happy reading!!