This was taken in my yard as well - I call these roses "Alberto's Roses" because he loved them so much, but I'd love to find out what they really are. They're so bizarre - the buds come out bright yellow, then as they open they turn darker and darker orange, and at the very end they're almost red. Weird, yet cool.
I just realized how non-sensical last night's entry was. Whoops. That's what happens when everyone's trying to talk to you at once...nonsense.
So Carrie won. She's great, but I still say Bo was better...
So its been a little over 8 months since I dove into AOL JournalLand, and I've met some really wonderful beautiful souls on here. People I would have never encountered otherwise, and overall its been an absolutely wonderful experience. Who knew AOL-land could be so cool? There are so many awesome aspects of this space - its so personal, so "you". You can mold it and create whatever you'd like, fiction, fantasy, reality, self-help, self-discovery, rants, raves, family-oriented, or pure nonsense, like I often do here.
Therein comes the underlying more frightening aspect of AOL J-Land, and AOL in general. Everything can be fiction. You never really know who you're dealing with. I sound like a low budget sci-fi movie trailer, but you understand my point. I've met a couple of such people on here - people who seek out others to hurt, steal from, lie to, and otherwise take advantage of. One individual in particular is a long time member of AOL and recently became much more prominant in the journal community, so it can be extremely difficult to pick these guys out. Women seem to be the prime target for these types of predators.
My point? Be careful, ladies.
There are some great articles online about this topic. I just typed in "online predators" and came up with 40+ pages of results. Some resources I found:
So there's my public service announcement of the month.
After the doom and gloom portion above, I'd like to add that in general this is an awesome place to be. I've learned so much over the past few months just from fellow journalers alone - there's so many cool people out there with such a great wealth of information. I guess its just like anything else in life - its good to be a little cautious at first about people you meet online.
BLAH. I've got short timer's syndrome so bad its pathetic. Three-day weekend here we come...!!!
Oh and seriously, any of you rose fanatics out there - if you know what kind of rose that is, please e-mail me. I really wanna know!! (Really!!)
Have a wonderful Thursday....