Home | 10/26/2009
Chris and I moved into a house together in Joplin, Missouri.
Home | 10/26/2009
I moved to Joplin, Missouri, to live with my--at the time--boyfriend, Scott Schlichting.
Love | 06/23/2007
On this date, I entered into a relationship with who would become my life partner, Christopher Bunn. We met in Joplin, Missouri.
Animal Friendships | 06/17/2007
I have been fortunate enough to have been given the chance to form a close friendship with several animal pets so far in my life. While I am sure that there are others who I don't recall at the moment, I do remember quite a few names of dogs and cats who I have loved and formed a close bond with in the past. They are as follows (probably not in exact chronological order, I was a kid back then and I'm not entirely sure on my age or the exact years.
There is one dog who I always remember first off, and he would have loved it that way too. Pepper, a cute, black curly-furred little dog. I remember Pepper was a fun-loving spirit, a true Bohemian if one ever existed. Whatever the occasion or the situation, he would play and play with me until we were both too tired to keep going and bedtime arrived. I was probably around 8 years old. He always had a sparkle in his eye and a wet smile on his jaw. Pepper died after being struck by a car on the highway in front of our house sometime in the early 1980's.
I had walked to get the mail from the rural mail box, and Pepper was right at my heels, as was usual. I remember the afternoon very clear, so clear in fact I can still hear the sounds and see the sights now. Just as I reached the other side of the highway I turned and noticed a car coming fast, too fast, down the road. Pepper had stayed on the other side of the road--knowing he was not to cross the highway, such the good dog he was. I knew there would not be enough time for me to make it back across the road so I called out to Pepper to "stay there Pepper".
Well, even as pure as an 8 year old boys love for his dog runs, it was also a mistake made by an innocent boy trying to keep his dog out of harm's way. Whether Pepper heard the "stay" part of my command or not, it was the saying of his name that was the force which caused him to run to me, (in his mind he was doing what he was supposed to do and coming to me when I called out for him. You can imagine what is coming so I'll not re-live it in print here. I will add though, he did not suffer, the impact killed him instantly and he was not in pain or suffering. My heart, however, broke into a million pieces, so it felt. All I recall from that point is screaming and crying and running to the house until my mother appeared. Her love and comforting are the only memories I have after that, thankfully.
While I don't "blame" myself for Pepper's death, I have often wondered what experiences we missed out on that we may have had if only...? Now, as an adult, I am just thankful for the ones that we did have, they are cherished. So, Pepper, goodbye my buddy and my loyal friend, you are missed and remembered. And, I am sorry that we said goodbye so soon.
Wild Animal | 06/16/2007
Definately the wild animal I would like to tame and keep as a pet friend would be a koala bear. I have heard that they are quite irritable and viscious in the wild but once they are used to a human companion, they are very affectionate.
Meeting Aric | 06/16/2007
Such a long time ago those days seem now, so many things are so very different now than they were than, but so too, are many things that remain today as they were then. In growing, I realize that wisdom is not something that one can be taught or learn, it truly does come with the passing of time and experiences and I am constantly amazed at how real wisdom lends a sense of something entirely "whole and complete the world is", even in the most difficult of times.
So, with that in mind, let me tell whomever is reading this right now, at this very moment, cherish your friendships and be true to your friends as you are to yourself. In just a blink of time's passing, you will look around in disbelief that 15 years have already passed and those whom are at your side in friendship now as they were then are the people who have always been there, through thick and thin. Those who have parted ways are the ones who are standing by themselves in loneliness today. You can't sour a good heart and you can't ripen a sourpuss!
So, wherever all of those fair-weather friends may be, here is my advice, "let your knife never dull because the people on your left and right just sharpened theirs."
Thanks Bette and Pam for your friendship, and a little "motherly" guidance now and then. We had some fun times working together in the 1990's, I remember a lot of laughs, a lot of hugs, as well as a lot of hard work thrown in. I have to admit now though, I can appreciate letting the next generation take over the young and rambunctious years that we've already been through. I am surprised we came out as well as we did!!! Working together in the 21st century is a smoother ride so far, and we still have our laughing time to boot!
Birth | 06/16/2007
My parents, John & Becky, welcomed their firstborn child and son into this world on this date, my birth date. My birth name was given as Buck Albert Ross.
I entered this life by vaginal delivery with no complications. My delivering physician was Dr. White, and I was delivered at Maude Norton Hospital in Columbus, KS, at 9:01 pm. I weighed 9 lbs, 6 oz and measured 18 inches in length.
My astrological sun sign is Aquarius. I am an Air sign. My Chinese horoscope sign is the Pig. My element is Metal. Uranus shares equally with Saturn as my Ruling Planet. I am Fall of Leo.
My life is influenced by the number 6. My Cosmic Key is 19. Until 40 years old, I will meet the challenge of number 3. Passed this age, I will meet the challenge of number 3.
The First Cycle beginning in 1972 will end in 2002. This first Pinnacle will end when I am 30 years old. My Second Cycle will begin in 2003 and end in 2029, when I am 31 and 57 years of age, respectively. During this second cycle, from years 2002 thru 2011, my second Pinnacle period corresponds to the first. From 2011 to 2020, my third Pinnacle corresponds to rebirth on every aspect. The last period of Pinnacle will start in 2020, when I am 48 years old. In 2030 when I am 58 years of age, the last period of my life will have a change of scenery and will be far from calm, quiet and still. In the long run, I will finish with a calm, peaceful and quiet existence.