Monday, October 30, 2006

Published Again!

On Thursday of last week I recieved a letter from the editors of to inform me that my poem "Addiction" is going to be published and that it is entered in the semi-finals in their monthly poetry contest. You can read the poem on my poetry blog, or on My Space.

As some of you know my first poem "Her Angel" was published in 2005. To me this is another little step in where I want to go. I hope this IS a sign of better things to come.

Monday, October 23, 2006


Tomorrow I embark to Salt Lake City to see Evanescence for the first time! I bought their new album and it ROCKS! I have been looking forward to this trip for a couple of months now. It will be my chance to relax and unwind. I have been under a lot of stress with finding a job and dealing with my Dad. These things have spun a web of depression. I hope this trip will help me get out of it. At the last minute the venue was changed from In The Venue to The Great Saltair. I read on the bands My Space that the venue change was due to fan demand for tickets. That tells me that they really care about their fans; that is TRULY cool! Lynette and I had a hell of a time finding directions to this venue but we did it! Below is a couple of pictures of the venue. I will post a blog about the trip complete with pictures when I get back on Friday

In other news...My aunt is in the hospital in Sioux Falls South Dakota. I guess she has been ill for some time. So, my dad left early this morning to SD to be with her. I hope his being there will help her recover faster! It is always nice to have family around when you are ill. There presence seems to soothe the soul! I wish her a speedy recovery!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


This year I am helping Lynette organize this year's Out of Darkness community walk here in Las Vegas. This cause is very special to me because as you all know Lynette's daughter Brittany (my niece) took her own life on April 11, 2005. We plan on having live music and guest speakers and good food. So I would encourage you to make a donation. I have included a quick link to my sponsor page or you can go to for more information. Our team's name is Angel Brittany. I would encourage my Las Vegas readers (you know who you are) to register and support this great cause! Below is a personal message from Lynette about the walk.

This fall I will join thousands of other people nationwide who are walking in their communities in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk, which raises money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The goal of this event is to raise funds for suicide prvention, erase the stigma surrounding suicide and its causes, to encourage those suffering from mental illness to seek treatment, and to show support for the families and friends of the 30,000 Americans who die by suicide and the 20 million people that suffer from depression each year.

In 2005 I walked to honor the memory of Brittany Kish who tragically took her own life in April 2005 at the age of 16 years old. She was my daughter. This year I am not only walking in her memory, I am helping organize this year's walk. Local musicians, keynote speakers and media coverage are on my list of top priorities. I am also looking for anyone that may be able to help with donating beverages and snacks. Last year we had around 130 people join us to walk. I hope to increase thoes numbers this year.

It is astonishing to realize that experts estimate a suicide attempt is made once a minute, and a person in the United States dies by suicide every 18 minutes. Mental illness such as depression and bi-polar disorder affect millions of people we work with, spend time with and love. When accompanied with widespread stigma that surronds them, these mental illnesses isolate their victims, causing feelings of helplessness and despair that they don't feel comfortable sharing with their friends or family.

Please take a moment to consider how many people you know thay may be affected by suicide and mental illness, and think of how you will be helping those same people. Team Angel Brittany's goal is to raise $2000.00 or more.

I hope that you will help me reach my goal by making a donation, or signing up to walk with me as part of team AMGEL BRITTANY at Kellog-Zaher Sports Complex on December 2, 2006. To register as part of team ANGEL BRITTANY, go to


Lynette Kish

As most of you know I suffer from depression and bi-polar disorder, so this cause for me personally is worth supporting. I thought about attempting suicide during my teen years and in adulthood. With therapy and medication these feelings can be treated but not cured.

So please do all you can to support this cause in your area!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Yes..There Is A God!!!

I just finished watching Flavor of Love 2 season finale. I am happy to report that Ms New York DID not win. I said to myself Yes...There is a God.

Now honestly men, would you want this vain, shallow, insecure, manipulative drama queen on your arm? Flavor Flav saw right through her. Way to go Flav!! She was hurling insults at everybody to alleviate all the things that are wrong with her. In "Reality" she is the fake bitch. I realize that some of way she behaved was for "TV" but I feel at the end of the show, she showed her true colors.

I wish Flav and Ms. Dellishis the best if they try to make a go of it.

One last thought Mrs. New York got what she wanted. And your daughter is just like you and Flav recognized that.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Let's Play 50 Questions...Or Not!

I got this quick pro quo from James. I like these because they are a small glimpse into your soul.

"Shadows move across her face..You cannot see her soul..Unless she lets you see her soul" Any guesses what song this is from? "If you find you have won the game." Well enough with song lyrics for now, here are my responses to the 50 questions.

  1. How tall are you barefoot? 5ft1
  2. Have you ever flown first class? No I can NEVER afford it
  3. What was one of your favorite books when you were a child? I can't remember my childhood very well, but if I were to guess I would say Curious George.
  4. What is a good restaurant in your city? Joe's Crab Shack
  5. What is your favorite small appliance? Coffee Maker
  6. One person that never fails to make you laugh? I have two-Wanda Sykes and George Carlin
  7. What's your favorite Christmas song? Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
  8. What was the first music that you ever bought? Fleetwood Mac-Rumours
  9. Do you do push ups? No
  10. What was one of your favorite games as a child? I spent a lot of my childhood/adolescence in my room, but when I came out I liked to play the card game Crazy Eights
  11. What is the one thing that you cook that always receives compliments? Spaghetti Sauce
  12. When you were twelve years old what did you want to be when you grew up? I never wanted to grow up-I wanted to be a Toys R Us kid forever
  13. Your favorite soup of the day? broccoli and Cheddar
  14. What in your life are you most grateful for? To have survived my childhood/adolescence without committing or attempting suicide
  15. Have you ever met someone famous? No
  16. Date of birth? August 18, 1968
  17. Top 3 thoughts at this moment? I need a cigarette, I need to shit, I need to brush my teeth
  18. Three people you're thinking about right now? I'm not
  19. Name five drinks you regulary drink? Diet Pepsi, Water, Budweiser, Heineken, Green Apple Martinis
  20. From what news source do you receive the bulk of your news from? CNN and MSNBC
  21. Current Hair? Highlighted blonde and growing it out
  22. Current worry? How to change careers
  23. Current Hate? George W Bush
  24. Favorite place to be? In my room so I don't have to deal with all the bullshit that life brings sometimes
  25. Least favorite place? Work
  26. Do you consider yourself well organized? Only when I am in a manic state
  27. Do you believe in the afterlife? The jury is still out on that one
  28. Where do you think you will be in 10 years? Hopefully in a better place in life than where I am now
  29. Do you burn or tan? Burn then tan
  30. Who was the last blogger you hung out with? Molly-Ballerina Gurl
  31. Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future? I guess a little of both
  32. Last time you had an alcoholic drink? Last Thursday night
  33. What songs do you sing in the shower? I don't sing in the shower
  34. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a kid? The Boogey Man
  35. What's in your pockets right now? Nothing-I am wearing shorts with no pockets
  36. Last think that made you laugh? George W Bush's approval rating
  37. Best bed sheets you had as a child? Don't remember
  38. Worst injury you've ever had? A blistering sunburn
  39. Favorite song? Boulevard of Broken Dreams-Green Day
  40. How many TV's do you own? One
  41. In the last calendar year, how many people have you told that you love them? Two-My mom and my nephew Joshua
  42. Last person that made you blush? Can't remember
  43. Best compliment received? That I have talent as a writer/poet
  44. What song is in your head? Lithium-Evanescence
  45. What is your favorite book? She's Come Undone-Wally Lamb
  46. Last meal you cooked for the opposite sex? None-I am not dating anyone right now
  47. What songs do you want played at your wedding? I don't think I will be getting married
  48. What song do you want played at your funeral? I have three-Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Gold Dust Woman (the original version not the remake), Angel-Sarah McLachlan
  49. What were you doing at 12 midnight last night? Playing games on my laptop
  50. What would you like to accomplish with the remaining years of your life? Become a successful writer/poet, inner peace, find my soul mate

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Quiz results

I got this quiz from Jen's blog, I tokk it and here are the results

You're Elle Driver! Sly and evil, you can manipulate people in order to get whatever you want. You're usually alone, but that's the way you like it. You hate having others nearby to order you around (unless it's Bill, of course... but even then you're still hesitant

Monday, October 09, 2006

The Crazy Kitties!

You all must be sick of my cats by now but I had to share these pics. Most of them are of Duke sleepig in my Mother's craft basket. He is a nut, but I still love him to death!

In other news, I had a job interview this morning. Things did not work out due to my limited availability. Ah bite me!

I hope eveybody is doing well.

Friday, October 06, 2006

New Blog

Just to let all of my readers know I have created another blog. The name is The Poet Laureate...Not. The addess is I have also added it to the links. I hope my faithfull readers will drop by and take a look.

I hope everybody is well.