Saturday, August 30, 2008

In Vitro Succesful For A Third Time

I wrote about the Family We Donated The Eggs To Is Expecting A Girl before. We received an email from the family:

Our little girl was born, she is 8 pounds 1 ounce, twenty-two inches long. She is strong, bright eyed, healthy and beautiful! We are overcome with joy and gratitude to God and the two of you for blessing us with such a precious miracle.
Blessings to you both, and to your family

I saw the picture, it is a little strange to look at the picture and see so many similarities with our own kids. I would say she looks like a cross between our twins.

We did 2 cycles and both resulted in happy and healthy children, this family did one cycle and that also was successful. I know many families who have to do several cycles just to get one successful pregnancy.

Maybe we can meet this child later in life, I don't know that I want to since it might complicate matters for her and her parents. I am sure I will struggle with this but I do think we did the right thing, instead of destroying the eggs another person was born and another family who was childless has a child now.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

iTax: States may tax iTunes, other digital downloads

Oh yes, can't wait for the backlash, this is a way to increase piracy.

If you enjoy buying music from iTunes, movies from's Unbox, or computer software from anywhere, be warned: the halcyon days of tax-free digital purchases may be over.

With retail e-commerce sales now estimated to exceed $130 billion a year, and iTunes song purchases topping 5 billion, state politicians and tax collectors have begun to levy new fees on digital downloads.

Call it the iTax. In 2008 alone, at least nine states have considered digital download taxes, and at least five of those states have enacted them into law. Nebraska's governor signed a digital download tax bill into law in April, and a similar measure was adopted in Tennessee in June. As CNET News reported a few months ago, Indiana, South Dakota, and Utah also enacted digital download taxes this year.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

A woman (married three times) walked into a brida

A woman (married three times) walked into a bridal shop
one day and told the sales clerk that she was looking
for a wedding gown for her fourth wedding.

Of course, madam,' replied the sales clerk, 'exactly
what type and color dress are you looking for?'

The bride-to-be said: 'A long frilly white dress with a
veil. The sales clerk hesitated a bit, then said,
'Please don't take this the wrong way, but gowns of that
nature are considered more appropriate for brides who
are being married the first time -- for those who are a
bit more innocent, if you know what I mean? Perhaps ivory
or sky blue would be nice?'

Well,' replied the customer, a little peeved at the
clerk's directness, 'I can assure you that a white gown
would be quite appropriate. Believe it or not, despite
all my marriages, I remain as innocent as a first-time

You see, my first husband was so excited about our
wedding that he died as we were checking into our hotel.

My second husband and I got into such a terrible fight in
the limo on our way to our honeymoon that we had that
wedding annulled immediately and never spoke to each other

'What about your third husband?' asked the sales clerk?

'That one was a Democrat,' said the woman, 'and every
night for four years, he just sat on the edge of the bed
and told me how good it was going to be.................
but nothing ever happened.'

Atheist Finds Absolutely Nothing in His Toast

I wasn’t that hungry tonight so I just thought I would make some toast when all of a sudden it popped up and I was staring at the face of NOBODY in the toast! NON-HOLY WHITE BREAD!

Rest here: