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Неужели это телефонный хулиган?
Он передал информацию о намерении United Technologies сделать тендерное предложение о покупке компании Bendix почти в самом конце битвы за ее поглощение, прославившей Мартина Сигела.
Довольный Джонс отправил доклад и рекомендации Трампа Лоуренсу Смиту – главе особого подразделения военной полиции департамента юстиции.
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Однако это была

В августе Кэмпбелл явился в вашингтонский офис КЦББ в сопровождении адвоката.
И Маринчич, и Голка считали, что конечный план Тесла по передаче энергии вокруг земного шара в промышленных целях непрактичен.
Поскольку ведомство Джулиани пока бездействовало, Джозеф и его адвокаты усилили свои попытки отговорить сотрудников прокуратуры от предъявления фирме уголовных обвинений.
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Мартин 24 января

Пирпонту Моргану, что моя всемирная система позволит передавать голос телефонного абонента в любую точку земного шара.
Если да, сказал Питт, то банк будет добиваться разрешения властей Багамских Островов на раскрытие личности клиента.
Или ты пытаешься установить новые стандарты обеспечения законности, призванные стать эталоном для целой индустрии?
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В 1920 году Уильям Дженнингс Брайан выступил за введение сухого закона; Энн Морган и ее движение суфражисток добились для женщин права голоса; четыре звезды кинематографа – Чарли Чаплин, Д.
Питт считал встречу успешной.
Боски сказал Малхирну, что он «мобилизует наличность» и хочет продать ему часть акций из своего портфеля.
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В газете ничего

В честь потопления судна были выпушены медали, а школьников отпустили на каникулы».
По другой версии, Тесла утверждал, что взял свой осциллятор размером с будильник на строительную площадку в «районе Уоллстрит».
Линч пока не представлял, насколько крупным и важным может стать дело Боски, но коекакие соображения у него все же имелись.
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I'm Not Dead Yet!


It wasn't until Grace poked me the other week that I realized that it's been, like, a gazillion years since I've updated this thing, and really, I haven't meant to desert you! But since I can't very well tell you EVERYTHING that's happened since my last real post, I'll try to give you some of the highlights. Hold on tight!

-- Student Teaching/ Graduate School
Done and done! Overall, my student teaching experience wasn't so bad. It made me realize that I certainly don't want to teach in the Philly school system, but there were still a whole heck of a lot of good and great and wonderful things that came out of my time at Washington. My cooperating teacher was really nice and helpful, which is more than I know a lot of my fellow student teachers could say about theirs, and there were any number of super swell kids. Still, I was glad when I finished back in May, and even more so when I finished up my Grad work which was largely a huge waste of money and time. I came out of the ordeal with my teaching certification, though, so it served its purpose.

-- The Wedding
Wonderful! For all the stress and trouble that the wedding planning caused me, I was very relieved and happy when everything turned out all right in the end. There was a rather major issue that occurred the night before the big day, which I am not at liberty to nor do I feel the inclination to discuss, but it's all water under the bridge now and I'm moving on. For the day itself, people kept telling me for months ahead of time, "Some things are bound to go wrong, but you just can't let them get you down and you should have a good time anyway." I am happy to report that, at least in my case, the people were wrong. There were no catastrophes or mishaps on the wedding day, everything ran smoothly, and I feel/hope that everyone involved had a great time. It was a really nice ceremony-- the minister was on the ball and was funny to boot. The reception was beautiful and there was eating and dancing and drinking, and who can ask for anything more? The honeymoon went really well, also. We had gorgeous weather in Orlando with very little rain, our hotel (Port Orleans French Quarter) was lovely and peaceful and very well put-together. Besides the amusement parks we also spent some time in Downtown Disney, drinking and going to the Adventurer's Club (fun place... hoopla!), at one point we rented a boat and terrorized the local water life, and generally had an awesome time.
So now I'm an ol' married woman! I ended up taking Jake's last name after all, though there was plenty o' discussion about it. It was a tad pain-in-the-ass-y to change my name the way I wanted (first name, maiden name as middle name, Jake's last name), but in the end I persevered. While it hasn't even been a month yet, I'm so far a big fan of married life. Jake and I are getting along better than ever, especially since.....

-- I Got A Job!
No, you did not mishear me, you do not need the turn the volume up... I got a job! Finally! After a whole summer of looking and fretting! Nothing was turning up, none of my job inquiries were shaping up, none of my interviews were turning into offers-- I had resigned myself to per-diem substitute teaching until the time when something came through. Then suddenly over the last few days there was a flurry of activity two consecutive interviews, and now I have a job teaching 9th grade English in Quakertown School District. The negatives-- it's a long term sub position, not a contracted position, I just got the job yesterday so I am ill-prepared to start on Sept. 2, and the job is, as previously stated, in Quakertown, which is way up in Po-dunk-ville, about an hour and 10 minute drive from my apartment. The positives-- I'll be getting paid at least double what I would be paid as a per-diem sub, it gives me some much-needed teaching experience that will help me to get a contracted position, and Quakertown is an excellent school district with a good reputation. Plus, I'm going in tomorrow to sign some papers and see my classroom, and I should be getting the materials I need and meeting with some of the other English teachers, who have already emailed me some stuff ti help me out. Overall, I am very pleased with the way things turned out, and I'm really glad that something popped up in the nick of time.

-- I Almost Died!
Okay, so maybe that's an overstatement. But I did have a very scary experience. I was in my first-ever car accident, and it wasn't even my fault! I had been doing laundry over my parents' house, and I was in the process of driving back to my apartment Saturday night, when suddenly I felt this big !bump! and my car started spinning. I ended up partially up a hill on the opposite side of the street, facing completely the other direction, and in a state of shock and confusion. Turns out some frickin' frackin' S.O.B. hit me! Left some bigass dents and scratches on my left rear and a busted taillight. AND he had the audacity to try to blame it on me, saying the I must have been pulling out of a driveway or something. The police came and said the he must have either a.) not stopped at the stop sign or watched where he was going when he was merging onto my road, or b.) he was trying to pass me on a one-lane road and hit me. Either way, I'm not at fault, but my insurance doesn't cover collision on my car and his insurance people (State Farm) are twiddling their thumbs and scratching their butts. Really, please don't go with State Farm insurance. It's Thursday, and they're saying that the accident is still "under investigation" and that they don't have the police report yet, even though I faxed it to them yesterday. My car still isn't even in the shop! I finally caved and got a rental car and hopefully they'll have to reimburse me, bc I need to drive up to Po-dunk tomorrow!

All right, that's about it with me. Ideally I'll get on a more regular schedule with updating this thing, but don't hold your breath. Unless you have a thing for asphyxiation. Then... by all means.

How many have you read?

 The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well, let's see.
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien--  I tried, and maybe I'll get back to it one day (seeing as I stole/mutilatd Joe's copy)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare – Well, a good chunk of it, anyway...
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky -
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy--  I've read just a little bit on-line, and I've decided I need the actual book if I'm to read this.  I can't read so much on a pc screen.
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert-  I got about 20 pages in and stopped.  Probably for good.
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck-  I always cry wihen George kills Lenny.  Oops!  sorry if I ruined the ending for you...
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath-  I think I read half of this.  Not too shabby, from what I remember.
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro-  didn't like it.  The narrator pissed me off.
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare - Sophie! Read Hamlet! It's great!
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo-  I own it, so I should probaby read it.

I'm not dead yet!

Yes, people, I'm still around, though who knows for how much longer... Seriously, April was/is/will continue to be the the bitch of the year. This month I need to:

A.) Continue with my student-teaching work--- Friday night I worked non-stop from 4 PM to I AM, only pausing for dinner, on school work. On the up-side, I now have all my students' papers graded (1 class' Canterbury Tales tests, 3 classes' research paper outlines and essays on "The War Prayer" by Mark Twain and "On Resistance to Civil Government" by Thoreau. Next week I have my fourth and last observation. While my supervising teacher has been impressed by all my work so-far, I feel the need to do something different, and therefore better, this time around. Oh, and I need to finally get my teaching certification application sent in. I'm sure I'm late, but I need to go see a friggin doctor, apparently, so I have an appointment this Wednesday.

B.) Finish my flipping teaching portfolio--- For my S.O.B. teaching seminar class I need to make this behemoth of a teaching portfolio, complete with eight 8-page lesson plans, reflections, and examples of student work that reflect the "6 Temple Standards." Never mind that I didn't even know Temple had standards until this seminar class. I need to defend my portfolio in front of a panel on April 30--- Luckily, I got to go last bc I bitched at my prof. about my lack of "acceptable" lessons to supplement my portfolio (the entire month of March was PSSA review for my 3 Junior classes, and apparently PSSA review doesn't reflect Temple's standards).

C.) Work on getting a job for the Fall--- I have a screening interview tomorrow evening at North Penn School District (I went to the Delaware Valley Teaching Consortium in March and they followed up). I'm trying not to get my hopes up bc it's a really good district, but I can't help crossing my fingers. I've been working gradually on filling out the PA Reap teaching application, but Thursday night I got a call from the North Penn lady and they said they wanted to be able to upload all my info. from PA Reap by Monday. So Thursday night I worked 4 hours on completing that, including the 7 mini-essays that blew my mind because they were limited to 300 characters apiece. I rocked, though-- never fear-- and each essay comes out around the 297-399 character mark. Go me. I also updated my cover letters and resume for the umpteenth time.

D.) Wedding--- After I realized that an October wedding was out of the question, I remember wanting to get married in June. Now I thank my lucky stars that the wedding was pushed back till August, bc I don't know how I would have been able to complete all the endless tasks by June. I've had no time to get anything done. Last week I did manage to go out with the girls to pick out bridesmaids' dresses, but it's ben tight. Jake and I just ordered the wedding invitations yesterday. We still need to find some ceremony musicians (we're hoping some college music majors or something-- if you know anyone who'd do, please drop me a line), and officially book a florist. Not to mention finalize the details with Yardley CC, the caterer, the photographer, the DJ, the officiant dude, and who knows who all else. Why oh why didn't we elope when we had the chance?



Whew, okay, I'm finished with all the bitching now, for the time being, at least. Once May hits things will become much simpler. My student teaching is up May 2, and my portfolio panelist thing is on April 30, so once April is over a lot of the pressure will be off my shoulders. THEN I can focus my efforts on the wedding planning and finding a teaching position. So, anyways, some people should hit me up to catch up and hang out starting in May. I need to let loose and do something embarrassing.
I think my soul just died.

Who would've ever thought that I, of all people, would set so much store by a football game? But after almost five years of dating an ueber-football fan, the worst has happened. I've finally turned. And MY team-- the awesomest team, the supposedly-unbeatable team-- just lost... to the GIANTS, of all people! While my abiding love for Tom Brady will never fail, it has faltered. My love now knows what it is to doubt. I hope Tom Brady will forgive me. (BTW, what about that Wes Welker fellow? I think Mr. Brady may have some competition...)

Seeing how upset I was, Jake thought to console me with this: "Now you know how I feel week after week." He is, sadly enough, a 49ers fan, and after feeling my own heart shrink as the final seconds of the game ticked down and the opposing team left victorious, I don't know how he does it. As for me, I think I'll go drown myself in the kitchen sink.

Goodbye, cruel world!