Local family mourns 87-year-old woman killed in Charleston church shooting

This is the victim that hits closest to home…


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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio– A local family ripped apart by the mass shooting in a South Carolina church; one of the victims is an 87-year-old woman with ties to the area.

“My grandma was very involved in the church,” said Tim Jackson, grandson of Susie Jackson.

Susie Jackson was one of the nine people shot and killed at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina Wednesday night.

“She was just a very caring, loving person,” Tim Jackson said, as he sat on his front porch clinging tight to a picture of his grandmother.

He said she had just visited his home here two weeks ago.

“She left birthday cards for my kids saying she wanted them to have them just in case she didn’t see them again,” Jackson recalled.

Forming circle of love around Jackson family in Cleveland Forming circle of love around Jackson family in Cleveland

Tim Jackson said his grandmother was a choir…

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Five Creepy Unexplained Mysteries Part 5


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This week I am continuing my series to explore some of the most chilling cases of the unexplained to occur. If you wish to get caught up on the rest of the series feel free to check them out; here, here, here, and here. Submitted for your approval here are five more creepy unexplained mysteries.


1. Indrid Cold: In the winter of 1966 sewing machine salesman Woody Derenberger became the subject of one of the most chilling UFO cases of all time. While navigating the dark roads of West Virginia on a cold evening, Derenberger heard what he thought was one of the sewing machines falling out of his truck. When he stopped to recover it, the salesman was shocked to see a mysterious craft in the road before him. As with many other stories of this ilk, the craft opened and a creature unlike anything…

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‘Super roach’ found at the High Line

Why dear Lord? Why did I have to be alive when this bug evolved?

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – Living in New York, it’s a way of life you can say; pesky cockroaches just invading spaces where you don’t want them. They are fearless and quick. But, a new breed…really?

It is known as the Periplaneta japonica, a type of roach well documented in Asia, but never actually confirmed here in the United States  — until now.  The roach was spotted on the High Line by an exterminator in 2012, but was recently identified by scientists from Rutgers University, Dominic Evangelista and Jessica Ware.

If you’re wondering how it got here, experts say it was likely a stowaway in the soil of plants that are used to line the elevated park. The roach made it’s way here and reproduced.

To add to the horror, you know how regular cockroaches can survive pretty much anything? These guys have special powers as well: they can survive outdoors…

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Boys Face More Danger Tha…

Boys Face More Danger Than Girls in Womb
Melinda Beck | The Wall Street Journal. | The Wall Street Journal. – Fri Nov 15 01:22:44 UTC 2013
Boys are 14% more likely to be born premature than girls, and even at the same gestational age boys …

Boys Face More Danger Than Girls in Womb

Children of Men is going to happen in our society… the male species is dying out.

My Surface RT

Well. I have had my Surface RT for a week now.

I must admit, I was a little frustrated the first 24 hours. Mostly because of all the updates it needed which, in reality, I love.

My Surface

I love it when devices automatically update themselves. It feels like I’m getting my money’s worth!

For the record, I’m an Android user. Google-ist. Google owns about 30-40% of my life. I use my HTC Evo 4G LTE A LOT. I have two Google e-mails and use Google Drive to maximum capacity. There was the option of the Google laptop for $200 or whatever the price was, but I didn’t want a laptop. Then there are the amazing tablets they offer, but I wanted something I can be fully productive with. I didn’t just want something to play with.

There’s two main reasons why I chose the Surface RT over net books, laptops, iPads, and Android tablets (which was a close second!).

1) I wanted a device I can watch movies on damn-it! When I borrowed my sister’s iPad for a couple of days, I accidentally remembered how much I enjoyed watching movies, while laying down! My net book died on me late last year. I didn’t realize how lost I was without it!

2) I thought about the long haul. When I go back to school, this device is going to be incredibly useful, especially since it has MS Office and even MS Note (and a keyboard!).

The setup was very simple. It was actually much easier than activating a new Android phone. I was pleasantly surprised.

Issues the first night

1) The People app. Adding Google. It would not log in for anything! I did a few updates, etc, and I think it works now, all my contacts are in.

2) The Tiles. Oh those tiles. Whoever thought of this must not be very imaginative. But after Youtubing how to move the tiles around, etc, I have a better handle on them.

My favorite part of it all. I have to say is the Desktop. The OPTION of the desktop. The ability to go into my files or anything that I download, open it, manipulate them, etc.

There will be an update this fall. Windows 8.1 (really? .1?) I’ve seen some Previews of it. They polished a few corners, but I pray that the final draft doesn’t remove the Desktop. I can’t praise the Desktop enough. To me it’s key.

For those of you who want a long-term useful machine, this is a great device. Open minded people that were taught the basics would appreciate it. Not to knock Apple, but at the end of the day, Apple users are not using a complicated gadget.

This tablet shows complexity and I really love it. I love the Touch Keys, the Screen, I love it all.

Thanks Microsoft!

My First Brazilian Wax Experience Part 1

ImageThis isn’t me…yet!


I just made my appointment for Saturday morning, to get my first Brazilian wax. Yes, I am a grown, 26 year old woman with an apartment who has the downstairs of a Virgin. It’s time to grow up.

For the record, I would like to say that I am not doing this for any man or for any sexual reasons. I have been single for 3 years and haven’t had a reason to do this yet! This is probably the most important step in my advocacy for self-preservation (my motto is: It’s maintenance from here on out).

To be continued…

Happy National Boss’s Day!

Let’s just cut to the chase. I was watching Good Day New York. And found these statistics unsurprising:

The Stats

1/3  of employees feel under appreciated by their boss

2/3 say they’d do a better job if they got along better with their bosses

This is costing America $360 Billion in lost productivity.

Better Boss or Raise?

65% Boss

35% Raise

Employees find their bosses “unpredictable” and are “feeling unappreciative”

5 Reasons to Tell Your Boss Go F*** Themselves (title of a book!)

– If you are miserable at work

– If the job is boring and tedious

– If your job is destroying your relationships with colleagues, family or friends.

– If you find the work to be senseless.

– If you do not find any sense of accomplishment in your work.

If you feel any of these, it’s time to leave.

It takes 22 months to rid oneself of a bad boss (almost 2 years!)

Solution – “Jolts of Joy”

go to the gym during lunch, go have lunch outside, listen to music, anything that has nothing to do with the boss!