Subject: Re: Sorry I missed you!
Received: Sat Jul 11 00:50:06 1998
From: "Travis A. Vowles"
Hey! I have to work Mondays, so I can't meet u on the net anytime that day
unless it is really early in the morning...(before 9 my time). I have
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday off, so if you can find a time there, let
me know! Just download IRC ont he computer u are on and we can chat away!
Let's see...I have to make an appointment to go to see a counselor or
something at school next week about my schedule for next semester...I think
I told you about it...religion class taught by Satan (again) and the Music
class from hell...I don't know if I'm going to make it at this
religious-university! They seem to take it too seriously! Just look at the
classes!!! Anyway, I need to fix those, plus I'm thinking out changing my
major (join the crowd, I know...) to Public Relations or something along
those lines, becasue that it what I am currently involved in and I enjoy it
a lot. I would also like to arrange to have all my classes on MWF if that
is at all possible, because that way I could either work on Tuesday and
Thursdays if they could use me, or I would have a couple of days to
myself...along with free time, which would be VERY nice......
Let's see...I've been excahnging e-mails with Lauren, which has been nice,
because I've expected to be completely and totally cut off from here while
she was in Guadalajara. So this is nice! :) Plus I found out that she is
supposed to be in San Diego for a week in August with her family, so I will
get to see her then! :) I just wrote her an e-mail today about a Mystery
dinner thing I found out that they are having in early September at the Wild
Animal Park. I think that will be a lot of fun if she want's to go...it's
$50 per person, but I think it would be a REALLY fun thing to do, plus I
might be able to get an employee discount or something...
Let's see...the schedule at work changed for next week...I'm still trying to
decide if I like it better or not...Up points...I work with Laura on Monday,
AnnMarie on Friday, and am breaks person on Sunday (day FLIES by...)...down
side...I don't work with Jesse or Claudea any more, but I still ahve a day
with Christy...which I'm still trying to decide whether or not I
like...she's okay sometime, but other times I think she's a bitch or
something...plus, I now have a day where Kym is breaks person and sometimes
she just pisses me off!! I don't know if I told u this story or
not...anyway...I was working in the booth and it was really busy, so Kym was
doing line help...Anyway, she finished up and came inside and I was helping
a customer and she started to tell me something...I don't remember
what...anyway, I could hear the customer, so I turned to Kym and said
something like "HOLD ON!" Only I said it really mean and
finished with the customer and dealt with Kym's dilemna and later that day
Krissy, who was the other person working in the booth that day, came up to
me and said something like "Kym asked me if you were in a bad mood or
something. I told her you seemed fine to me...what a bitch." Something
that effect...she COMPLETELY agreed with me...the customer comes
first...plus, I just think Kym's on a power trip or something...anyway,
Krissy's all "Louisa (Who left about a month or so ago...) would have
proud of you! Since she left, no one's smacked Kym back into her
So, at least I'm fitting in with most there. Krissy is one of my favorites,
so are Elaine, Jesse, Claudea, Noah, LeeAnn, AnnMarie, and Laura... (Big
department) The only one's that I'm not sure of or generally piss me off
are Kym and Christy.
Well...I guess that's really all I have to say...I really need to get to
sleep! I have to fo to work tomorrow and I need to wake up in 5 hours!!!
AAHHHHH!!!! I can't handle this lack of sleep thing!!!
(For a minute there I thought I was writing to Lauren, and almost signed Love...don't wanna give you the wrong impression here!!!!) hehehe!!!
Subject: Sunny and Humid Southern California
Received: Tue Jul 28 22:18:20 1998
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Helen M Naylor)
I know it's been a while since I sent you E-Mail, but I haven't wanted to
impose on Chris and Suzan in the evening, but now I had to come and do
some more invitations, so I'll take a minute to write.
Nancy and family went home late Sunday night, right before I went to the
airport to pick up Tom and family and Grandma on their return from
Disneyworld. It was a fun, but very hectic week. I'm really tired and
ready for some down time!!! I never thought I'd say that our boys are
quiet, but after last week, I'd have to say so. What a week!!!
I have an advertisement coming out tomorrow in the San Diego Seagull (
the local church news) and I'm anxious to see what kind of response I
get. Hopefully tons and tons!!! Dad is bringing Megan down this weekend
and probably Jennifer Gardner too, to spend some time with Liz. They
want to go to the beach, Corvette Diner, Planet Hollywood and Disneyland.
We should have another crazy week ahead! Hopefully, Dad will be able to
bring down some of the new candle stuff that I need so that I don't have
to wait for it to get shipped. I am finally having Diane's candle party
next week. I hope it's really good!
Well, it's not as bad as cockroaches, but we have an invasion of crickets
in the garage. Sorry to hear that you are still being "PLAGUED" by
most disgusting creatures. We have just had a sample of the humidity
that I'm sure you're suffering with. Are you adjusting to it at all? I
hope you don't get heat stroke! And I think I need to send you some
sunscreen - do you want some of that purple or blue stuff? Or would that
be against mission rules? I think that the people on the street would
think you were getting ready for Halloween early!!!
I bought a new program. It's DJ Inkers Fontastic! 2. I need to get the
Fontastic! 1 to put onto Chris and Suzan's computer, so that I can use
the fonts that I love and miss and are not on Dazzle Dazes!
It's late, and I have a very important date with Lauren, so I'll say ta
ta for now! I love you. Work hard! Don't let the bed bugs bite! Or
even survive, for that matter. Hope you like the Disneyland pennies.
Hugs and Kisses,
Subject: Re: Sunny and Humid Southern California
Received: Mon Aug 3 09:58:39 1998
From: "Travis A. Vowles"
Rude, Offended, Dead...all wrong...well...accept the dead one maybe, as in
dead tired! I haven't gotten to sleep much and I've been busier than hell!
But here goes!
Lauren got back from Guadalajara!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) I went
to pick her up at the airport of Friday and we went out and got lunch, then
went to school and signed up to take an Archery class together next
semester. Sounds like fun, don't you think? I had a feeling that you of
all people would appreciate that class! She wanted to take ballroom
dancing, but it wasn't offered this semester, so instead we decided to take
Archery. The I had to take her over to the AmTrak station and she took the
train up to Santa Barbara to see her best friend who lives up there. Then,
last night, she got back to San Diego. I have to work until 9:30 tonight,
but I'm going to go pick her up after that and we are going to go see a
movie. I don't know which one yet tho. We're just going to decide once we
get there. It'll be fun! :)
Let's see then...works going good. Today is my Monday late night shift
where I work with Laura. The two of use work well and efficiently together
and the entire office know it! EVERY week our entry is finished and
balances first time by the end of the night, our money is always on, and
everything works out great! Anyway, yesterday the two of us were doing
storage that hasn't been done since MAY and is supposed to be done
everyweek, but since it's been so busy we've be so underhanded that there
hasn't been anyone there to do it! Anyway, we got over a MONTH'S worth of
documents stored in ONE day, which usually take like 3 or 4 days spread over
weekends! We're the office Poobahs! (Naturally)
Well...that basically all that I realy have to say! I'll have more next
week after I've seen Lauren all week, I assure you! :)
From: email@example.com ;
To: Travis Andrew Vowles ;
Date: Monday, August 03, 1998 7:58 AM
Subject: Re: Sunny and Humid Southern California
>Are you home? Have you died? Did I offend you in some heinous way to
deserve this silent treatment. How RUDE... When you appologize I will write
to you again!
Subject: Hello again.
Received: Tue Aug 18 13:52:55 1998
From: "Travis A. Vowles"
Hey! How's it going? Did you get the letter I sent you via snail mail?
Let's see...there's some stuff going on here...I have a haircut appointment
to day, and BOY do I need one! It's starting to look like a dead animal took
up residence on my head!
OH!OH!OH! You're going to love this one! I don't know if you get to learn
about this out there where you are, but President Clinton went on television
live yesterday at 7 pm our time, and ADMITTED to having sexual relations with
Monica Lewinski!! Can you believe it? After 7 months of lying, he finally
admitted it! I can't wait to see the effect! (Impeachment! Impeachment!!)
I've been working a bit less this week! :) I took off this past Saturday and
Sunday to go Arizona with my family, but dad got sick, so we ended up not
going over there. Instead, I slept in and went swimming and went swimming
during the day and then went up to the Wild Animal Park for the Park at Dark
with Lauren and then we went to see "Return to Paradise." That
movie was boring as hell for the first hour and a half, but the last half
hour was like the saddest thing that you have ever seen in your entire life!!
Anyway, then, on Sunday we drove up to Irvine to see one of Lauren's best
friends Megan. Turns out that her friends up there had a surprise birthday
party planned for Megan for that night, so that was actually a lot of fun!
We stayed until about midnight, and I was like the only sober person there by
the time we were leaving...I HATE BEING THE DRIVER!! Plus, up until like 11
that night, I was the only straight guy there, which proved to be QUITE
interesting! But it was a lot of fun!
Let's see...then, yesterday I worked the late night shift at the Zoo. Did I
tell you that the bitchy new lady that I hate is quiting already?
HALLELUJAH!!! Her last day will be Friday, August 28th. :) Thank God!!
They're going to hire someone else, and it can't be anyone much worse than
the person who's there now!!! But anyway, that means that for the last
weekend of summer, my schedule is going to be completely screwed up!
Partially because Christy is leaving, and also because Jesse will be going to
Freshman Orientation at USD. He wasn't going to go, but I made it ABSOLUTELY
clear to him that he was going to or else!!! :) But that means that I am
going to be working 3 nights in a row that weekend...Saturday, Sunday, and
Monday. Oh well...at least I get to sleep in in the mornings! :)
Last night I didn't do much...just went to the gym again around 11:30 or
so...road the bike for 10 miles uphill and downhill and then jogged a mile.
I always feel so relieved from stress after working out I swear it is SO
Hmmm...well...I think that's really all I have to say...I can't wait for the
new Voyager's to start up again! They should begin in about another week!!!
:) :) :)
I'll talk to you later Bud!
Subject: What a life!
Received: Thu Aug 20 21:35:42 1998
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Helen M Naylor)
Guess who I talked to on the phone today? Travis! I had to call him to
get his mom's phone number and I haven't been able to get a hold of him
before now. He is doing fine. Busy. Work is a "zoo", and I'm
you get my drift! So anyway, I was asking him all kinds of questions
about computers. There's a really good deal up in Utah, but you have to
have cash. So I'm still looking. He said he would come over and help me
set it up when I get one. I really need one soon. It's really
inconvenient to always be going over to Chris and Suzan's to use their
computer. But I have been here long enough today trying to get fliers
done and stuff. I have two really big parties next week and I'll let you
know how they go. Travis is dying to talk to you, and I told him about
the only way he would be talking to you in the next year and a half is if
he comes over on Christmas and Mother's Day to where ever I am. He said
that could be arranged!!!
Well, it looks like I'm staying in California for now. I talked to
Grandma and she said we could. We being Me, Elizabeth, Michael and
Thomas. I really need more time to get these candles going. And I need
a rest. I know that Dad and Christie and Megan really miss us, but
they're surviving. I have been a really calm person lately, although
there are still upsetting things going on. But the break is doing me
good. I need to see if I can get a business game plan set up, real
goals, and I thing that Dave Sharp can maybe help me. I have a lot to
learn and I'm getting old! But anyway, we will just have to see how it
goes. I'm starting to get excited!
I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to check out your web site. I'll try to
get it next time I attempt to use this computer.
But for now, I bid a fond farewell to my big puddle of a son! Try not to
totally melt away in the Texas heat. I hear that fall and winter are on
Hugs and kisses from Mom and the boys!
Subject: Re: Life goes on!
Received: Thu Aug 20 22:00:04 1998
From: email@example.com (Paul l Naylor)
Hi Jake It is good to hear from you!!!
That is cool about Jorge. What about his wife? Or are there two Jorges?
Why do your hands hurt? I guess I missed out on that in other letters.
It looks like I will be in the CHP when you come home. I did the
insurance and decided that I don't like it so I quit yesterday. In the
mean time I am painting again.
I always enjoy your letters, keep sending them. I am just way too busy
to write much so maybe on sunday I'll write again.