Received: Fri Nov 20 22:01:37 1998
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Anna C Naylor)
Hey you! Not much going on here. I'm still working on some more tapes for
you. What do you want for Chrsitmas and your birthday? Anything you
need?I'm trying to get all of my Christmas shopping done before December
so I can avoid the stress of trying to work and shop last minute. Well, I
don't know what else to say for now. I hope to hear back from you so I
can know what you want. I love you cutie. Have a good day and don't
forget to send some pictures.
Oh, you remember Shelley, my voice teacher? Elder Dixon was companions
with her brother-in-law. His name is Elder Colton. Do you know him? You
might have been in the MTC with him. Well, just wanted to let you know
that. Well, I'm off to do homework and then go shopping. I love you. Have
a tiggerific day!!
Received: Thu Nov 19 01:32:59 1998
From: "Travis A. Vowles"
You wouldn't BELIEVE the Voyager that I just finished watching! Remember
years ago at the first house you lived at when you moved up to Utah when we
were out playing with the Star Trek figurines in the snow and we crashed the
ships into it? Voyager JUST DID THAT! :) It was SOOOOOOO kewl! It was
Voyager 100th episode guest starring a certain "Captain Geordi
LaForge." It was SOO neat! What happened was that Voyager implemented
the new "Slipstream Drive" that they had learned about last season
and started to travel home, with Chakotay and Harry Kim leading the way in
the Delta Flyer to make the course corrections and all that. Anyway, as time
went on, the Delta Flyer made it thru, but Voyager crash landed on a Class L
planet and all the crew were killed, so the entire episode took place in the
Alpha Quadrant 15 years in the future and had Chakotay and Kim trying to fix
everything that went wrong. Needless to say, they did, and Voyager is now 10
years closer to Earth because of their "stint" in the Slipstream,
but they're not home yet. It was REALLY kewl tho! You wouldn't BELIVE how
much the effects on Voyager and DS9 have increased over the last year! Its
truely amazing! Anyway, next week's looks really kewl, because Seven
developes "Multiple Pursonalities" because of all the people she
assimilated as a Borg, and the preview said "you won't believe the
outcome" with the doctor saying "She's dead." Now...what that
means...I don't know...I can't IMAGINE them killing off their
sex-goddess-ratings-getter, but you never know...we'll have to see! Anyway,
I gotta go...I've got a philosophy midterm tomorrow morning! :( ick! But
hopefully I'll at least do okay...and I might have a date tomorrow! :) I'll
give you more details later, since you won't be reading this until Monday
anyway. Talk to you later!
Received: Sat Nov 28 03:21:19 1998
From: "Travis A. Vowles"
Well...as always, it seems like about now life sucks. It just seems to me
that everything in life seems to hit you at one time, and the entire
framework just comes crashing down on top of you while you watch helplessly.
I wish you were hear, Jacob. I feel like there are so many things all
pressing in on me at the same time...all of which I am completely powerless
to do anything about...i feel this complete loss of control about everything
in my life, and I need someone to help me try to sort through it all...why is
everything so complicated...and why do all the pieces fall apart at once?? I
personally can't wait until you get back from you Mission. I need someone to
talk to so much! Someone that's not connected directly to all the other
parts of me which are causing all this strife. I need someone here who is
unassociated with Dad's death...someone I can talk to who isn't personally
and emotionally attached to the issue. I need a non-gay friend who I can
talk to about the turmoil and strife I'm facing internally...wanting to
protect myself without causing myself the pain of keeping everything inside,
which I seem to have felt in abundance recently. I'm sorry to be laying all
of this on your shoulders...especially now that you are in a place where you
can't offer me any help...I just feel so many pressure right now from family
and school and work and "Outing" and everything and it just feels
like I'm gonna snap! What I need right now is to get away! I need to leave
school for a while, which will happen, because break is coming up...maybe
take a weekend off of work and try to find some time for myself! And I need
to get out of here! I can't live in Alpine anymore...not when my live is in
San Diego...and I NEED to be on my own! Away from the pressures of
family...as much as I know that mom needs me right now, I need to get some
air! Why isn't there a simple answer to life? Why does everything have to
be so complicated? GOD! I'm getting tired to dealing with it all! I'm gonna
go off to sleep now. I need to try to get some rest...maybe things will be
clearer in the morning...please!...
Your confused and desperate friend,
Received: Wed Nov 25 22:37:38 1998
From: email@example.com (Anna C Naylor)
That's good that you finally have a car. It sounds special to be able to
interview people before they get baptized. Oh, I have a question....did
you ever get your package from mom with the shirts and music? We were
just wondering about that one.
I am meeting most of Brian's family for Thanksgiving. We are going to
three or four different places to visit with everyone. I think the family
is going with Steve, Susan, Grandma, and the kids to see the new Disney
movie "A Bug's Life".
I am working a lot lately. I finally started at the Disney Store. It's
going to be an interesting job. I am working a lot at the counseling
center too. I have been told that I can have as many hours as I want.
That's good because I need lots of money. I have made another tape for
you and will try to send it by Monday. It is your Manheim Steamroller
Well, not too much else to say, so I'll write more later. I gotta run off
to school now though. I love you and I miss you.
Received: Mon Nov 23 11:42:04 1998
bauman finally got the hell out of my life!!!
Subject: back in Utah again
Received: Mon, Nov 23 12:38:50 1998
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Helen M Naylor)
It's late and I want to get this to you before I go to bed
because I know I won't get a chance with the girls awake. So in order to
get this to you before you get your e-mail. Did you get your package
yet? I hope so. I hope the chocolate arrived in it's original
It was a busy week last week. I have so little free time.
Michael had short days Tues - Friday, so we decided to go to Disneyland,
but I did the "secret adventure" thing and wouldn't tell them where we
were going. Lizzie knew and Grandma too, but the boys just had to sit
and complain about how the drive was too long, where were we going,
etc., but they were at least happy when they got there. I never know how
Michael is going to react to anything any more. He's so unpredictable
these days. I had his parent/teacher conference on Tuesday. I was a
little afraid of the report, but it was just fine. Mrs. Bryan says that
Michael has great leadership qualities, and because he's in a K-1 that
the kindergarten boys pay attention to what he says because they respect
him. He's fine in all areas, but he's a little behind in his reading
skills. While I'm here in Utah I'm going to let Cindy do an evaluation
on him, to see if she can give me some hints on how to help him with his
reading. Then I'll make a quick trip to the die-cut store while I wait
for him. I hope I can get a little time in there. I'm a true addict.
Anyway, I think he'll be just fine.
Thomas is beginning to exhibit some "Michael" tendencies. Little
bursts of temper, picky eating, not wanting to be too helpful. It comes
and goes, but I hope it keeps on going, and going, and going away!
All seems quiet on the western front, except of course this thing
with Christie and Brian. We'll talk later.
Dad seems to be surviving his schedule. I hope it doesn't wipe
him out. But he's ever going ahead. I think he's starting to want us to
back to Utah, or him to go down to California. I wouldn't want him to
leave his job at this point. I think we'll probably stay in CA at least
until the end of the school year. Lizzie has her Washington, D.C. trip,
and I wouldn't want her to miss out on that. I'm still doing things with
the candles, and hopefully that will pick up. It's going okay, but not
enough to support a family. I need to work harder! So I am.
I guess everyone's going to CA for Christmas. It will be fun
with Marian home. Then next year it will be fun with you!
Well, I'm tired. After going to Disneyland on Friday, I had a
candle party on Saturday morning, came home and didn't leave for Utah
until 4:00pm. So I got into Sandy at about 5:00am, slept for about 3
hours, then up again. It is now 1:30am and it's time for me to go to
sleep. I love you. Good luck on your war with the beast. Hope your
hands are feeling better so that you get to keep the car! Talk to you
Subject: Think about it!
Received: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 07:22:03
From: Donna Pardue
Hello! Remember me? Well school has been in for over a month...we had lost
internet services for awhile.It is still be discussed if the kids will get
the internet back it is so difficult to monitor. I 've not talked to Trav
in awhile I see Brett and he says betweeen school and work Travis is very
busy. I don't know if you knew that Max & I had to piece out our video, we
could't even sell it. The competion is so tough and a Hollywood Video moved
into Lakeside, that just about finished us. We lost a good deal of $ but
however in exchange we now have a LIFE. You know that old saying there are
somethings money can't buy? It's true.Well I hope your move turned out ok
you were pretty upset last time you wrote. Take care of yourself. Love,
Subject: It's cold in Utah!
Received: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 09:31:47
From: email@example.com (Helen M Naylor)
Well, I'm here in Utah and it is cold. I have come here to visit
and do die-cuts for my classes in San Diego. I have done about 8 hours
of cutting and Lauren (who flew in the day after I got here) has done
about the same. She's doing for herself and I am doing for me. What
fun! I love your dad more everyday... he is so handsome....(I went to
answer the phone and your Dad took and opportunity to write me a
message.) It's unbelievable how many die-cuts there are that I haven't
done and I want and they are just too cute! I know, hard to believe.
But if I came into town and did it for 3 hours a day for 2 weeks, I
probably wouldn't get done what I really want to. And Lauren came into
town for the opportunity to just do a few hours worth and she feels like
it's worth it!
Conference has been great. The talks have all been directed to me.
Just what I need to hear. Lauren was listening to some of the talks
while we did die-cuts and she actually liked some of them. She was
listening to President Monson's talk and liked a lot of the things that
he was saying+ mom is on the phone again...oh well...why change after all
these years...but shes soooo cute anyway...Hello there Jake...Mom's gone
away again and left the computer on and I need to use it so I thought I'd
just type in this little note to say hello, and ask you why you never
write me anything, not even an e-mail, I have some pictures to send so
I'll do it this week, talk to ya later, Meg, bye-bye
I better not leave this computer again, because every time I leave,
someone comes and leaves more messages. I'm not gone for long, but Pat
needed to come over and pick up some candles. For heavens sake! Anyway,
where was I? Oh well, I'll just have to carry on. I'm having trouble
keeping any train of thought. Christie just told me that they were going
to split your mission or something. I think the two of you (companions,
that is) should just about be ready for that car. That is if you are
ready. I hope you don't get in trouble for the Internet thing. Mind
those p's and q's.
Grandma is trying to decide whether or not she's going to re-do the
outside of her house or not. It's a lot of money, but she wants it to be
maintenance free. She'll redo the windows and put a vinyl siding on the
exterior. Then she'll start on the interior. Probably after Christmas.
If she decides to, that is. I'm trying to get her to do some cosmetic
things before Christmas. She's getting excited about going to Mexico.
She's going down with the dentist again. Then in December she's going to
pick up Marian in Germany. But she's probably already told you about
all that. It would be nice to be able to travel. I don't see that kind
of travel in my near future!!!
Well, I know this is short as usual, but I keep getting distracted
and interrupted, and the girls are waiting for a turn. If I leave it
again, I won't be able to finish, so I'll say good-bye for now. I'm
sorry about the shirts not getting sent, but please remind me of the
size...I forgot the size!!! I'll get them sent as soon as I get back to
San Diego if you E-mail me the size. Oh, oh, Dad has turned on Next
Generation...got to go for sure!!!
Hugs and Kisses,
P.S. I'll be in Utah until Wednesday morning early, if you want to get a
note to me on Juno! Hurray for a computer!
Received: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 01:10:32
From: TWZD28B@prodigy.com (MS NANETTE S ANDERSON)
The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse
had just finished a rough first day on the job.
A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric
saw quit and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving,
he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the
front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the
tips of the branches with both hands.
When opening the door, he underwent an amazing
transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles
and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree
and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about
what I had seen him do earlier.
"Oh, that's my trouble tree," he replied. "I know I can't
help having troubles on the job, but one thing for sure, troubles
don't belong in the house with my wife and the children. So
I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home.
Then in the morning I pick them up again.
"Funny thing is," he smiled, "when I come out in the
morning to pick 'em up, there ain't nearly as many as I remember
hanging up the night before."
Subject: Ebonics Windows 98 (fwd)
Received: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 16:50:00
From: Gabriel Gorog
Subject: Fwd: Ebonics Windows 98
Compton City Schools has announced that its special ebonics version
of Windows 98, titled "It be a fresh Window" has been leaked to
several white suburbs, causing confusion for unsuspecting Caucasian
There are numerous differences between Windows 98 and the ebonics
version. When opening the ebonics version, the familiar Windows
chime is replaced with a "phat getto track that melts 'em down wit
dope-ass bass." The opening screen features a Windows logo that is
spray painted on a brick wall - along with several gangsta signs,
slogans and shout outs. On the main screen, My Computer is
replaced with "Dis My Shit."
The Recycle Bin has been replaced with a Goodwill dumpster, and the
Internet Explorer shortcut reads, "Tittie Sites." If users are
logged on to a network, the Network Neighborhood is replaced with
Users have their choice of three animated screen savers: "Marquee,"
a lil' G spray painting dirty words that move across the screen;
"Mystify," a 15-year-old crack whore giving birth to 12 children on
screen, or "Flying Bullets," a '64 Olds' loaded with gangstas doing
a desktop drive by.
Users of the ebonics version will notice several command and dialog
Break Back In = Re-entry
Aww Shit, Nigga = Error
U Betta Recognize = No
Itz All Good = OK
4 Real Doe = Yes
Hold Up, Dawg = Cancel
Do Dat Shit Again = Reset
Nigga, R U Crazy = Are You Sure
Hunt Dat Bitch Down = Find
Put A Cap In It = Delete
Games & Shit = Programs
Letter Shit = Documents
The ebonics version comes standard with a special edition of
Microsoft Works titled "Homie Essentials." The word processing
program greatly differs from the main-stream program. Several
words on the title bar have been changed:
Dat be Thang = File
I Be Seein' It = View
Put Sumpin In = Insert
Hook It Up = Format
Stuff I Ain't Need = Tools
Number Shit = Table
Break In = Window
What Da |$@*? = Help
Note: "Stuff I ain't need" (Tools) does not include spelling or
grammar check options. And AutoCorrect has been replaced with
keepin' It Real.