Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Schmap New York Third Edition: Photo Inclusion

Schmap New York Published Photographer: L.A. Rivera

Hi L.A. Rivera,

I am delighted to let you know that your submitted photo has been selected for inclusion in the newly released third edition of our Schmap New York Guide:

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Please enjoy the guide!

Best regards,

Luke Ritchie,
Managing Editor, Schmap Guides

A very pleasant surprised indeed in which I have been honored to have published. A few weeks back, I recieved a request to have my photo submitted/approved for the first round of inclusion to which I gave the o.k, and just last week got this email notice. Psss...the linked file is big and you may not initially see my photo until it fully loads and/or you may have to move the cursor around on the map for the photo to display.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Originally uploaded by nieve44
YEAH, I'm back home and back on the internet. Foot is coming along slowly in healing and still is painful but not like last week. As you can see right foot is all wrapped up and encased in a cast--which is a killer! I cannot wait to have the cast removed. Doc wants to operate on the other foot too but I don't think SO! Thanks to family/parents and friends for all the TLC. A big thanks to Mario for being there to hold my hand and to my nephew Martin for the endless card games we played. Thankfully, I"m off the next two weeks and will head back to the doc next week for my first post-op visit.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Universal Life Force Energy

Originally uploaded by nieve44

Last Sunday, I completed Level I of Reiki training and we learned about the concept of universal life force energy, which we hold in our hands and I will take this life force energy with me tomorrow/Monday as I go in for my foot surgery. Thus, I will be out of the loop for a few days.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Friday Funnies #2

Company Policy: Effective June 15, 2007
Dress Code: It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise. If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.
Sick Days: We will no longer accept a doctors statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.
Annual Leave Days: Each employee will receive 104 Annual Leave days a year. They are called Saturday & Sunday.
Bereavement Leave: This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.
Toilet Use: Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken. After your second offence, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the Chronic offenders category. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sanctioned under the company's mental health policy.
Lunch Break: Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy. Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure. Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday Funnies

Music: Salvador Santana
Mood: Laughing
New blog--Friday Funnies
because it's the end of the week and
we all could use a good laugh to
kick off the weekend!
A 5-year-old boy went to visit his grandmother one day and while playing with his toys in her bedroom while grandma was dusting, he looked up and said,"Grandma, how come you don't have a boyfriend now that Grandpa went to heaven?" Grandma replied, "Honey, my TV is my boyfriend. I can sit in my bedroom and watch it all day long. The religious programs make me feel good and the comedies make me laugh. I'm happy with my TV as my boyfriend." Grandma turned on the T V, and the reception was terrible. She started adjusting the knobs, trying to get the picture in focus. Frustrated, she started hitting the backside of the TV hoping to fix the problem. The little boy heard the doorbell ring, so he hurried to open the door, and there stood Grandma's minister. The minister said, "Hello son, is your Grandma home? "The little boy replied, "Yeah, she's in the bedroom bangin' her boyfriend."
The minister fainted.