June 15th, 2006

botticelli

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You guys should join Blingo. It's a free search engine, and it's powered by google-- so if you already use google, there's no change or anything at all, you just search from a different site!

Plus, you can win prizes. I just signed up, but my friend chapstickqueen has friends who have won lots of different prizes, including iPods. Seriously. Of course, most of the prizes are more like gift cards and movie tickets, but I wouldn't say no to that either!

You don't have to buy anything, you don't have to click certain links. Apparently there are certain "winning times" and if you happen to be the first person to search after the winning time, you win! (you can only do it ten times a day, so you can't just sit at your computer constantly searching)

Blingo

Oh, and apparently, if your "Blingo Friend" wins something, you win one, too!
botticelli

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Around 5:10, my mom got a call from the founder/ex-director of Magnolia School.

Alex Bryant died.

He was a friend of mine, though I hadn't seen him in fifteen years. We used to sit afterschool in the library area. I used to tease him because his favorite color was pink. He was 22.

We went to his memorial service this evening. It was like another entire Magnolia School reunion, lots of people were there that weren't at the reunion, too, including James Ponder, who was a good friend of my sisters, and used to be in plays at Quincy Music Theatre with us. Lots of nice things were said, lots of memories shared, lots of condolences. I wish I had known him better or kept in touch better, but it's too late now. It just reminds me to keep in touch with those I care about, and not to hastily sever ties. On that note, I spoke with Indira for a whole seven minutes. I just can't believe that someone so young died, someone who I grew up with. It's a hard feeling to place.

His obituary as it appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat:
Alex Bryant, 22, an administrative services supervisor for Spherion, died Monday, June 12, 2006. The service will be at 6 p.m. EDT Thursday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177). Alex was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. He was a graduate of SAIL High School and attended Tallahassee Community College. Alex was an avid writer, drummer and top-notch mechanic and auto-body repairman. He is survived by his parents, Bill Bryant and Hester Bryant, both of Tallahassee; two brothers, Chris Bryant and Ben Bryant, both of Tallahassee; his maternal grandmother, Mary Cain of Kalamazoo, Mich.; his maternal grandfather, Robert Cain (and wife Anne) of Rye, Colo.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.