Update on “Possible Gun Shots”

12:17am
There are only 2-3 cars now, there were several guys on scene. There were around 6-7 cars it looked like. They keep checking out one particular house and they took pictures of both the house, the neighboring house and the ground around the house.

There seems to be only 2 guys out there now. Oh wait – another car just showed up.

Wow, two more cars just showed up.

I was messing with hubbys binoculars and missed where the other two cops went who were outside the house.

12:30am
One of the cars left, but it seems they are still looking for whatever they are looking for. They are walking around with flashlights looking under cars and in bushes and such.

12:44am
Bored now. I only see one car left now. They took a lot of pictures so I hope to hear something on the news tomorrow. I will post when I hear something!

2:13am
Around 2am hubby and I were in bed (falling asleep mind you, sheesh!) and we heard what sounded like a car crash and high speeding. We looked out the window and there was a green SUV/Van with a few cops around it yelling for it to stop – it did and the cops had him turn off the engine. I have no idea if all these events are connected. My next door neighbor walked out into the street in just his boxers (the ground is covered in snow). But, walked back into his house shortly thereafter.

A woman walked up to the cops and talked to them. The guy in the suv was then given a Breathalyzer and cuffed. The woman gave him a kiss and got into the drivers seat of the green suv and drove off. The cops put the cuffed guy in the cop car. They looked like they were leaving, but the car is still parked up the block – lights are off now though.

Weird. This is weird.

I’m going to TRY and get some SLEEP tonight!!

Possible Gunshots Fired

Off Dam Neck Road. Upton.

We just heard 3 sounds that sounded like gunshots just now. There is a cop across the street and 3 or 4 cars on the street already. What the heck! I live in a nice neighborhood here!

I’m going back up to the window to check things out.

Edit: I’ve updated the story here.

Edit 2: Another update with links to crime report here.

Massachusetts is the Place to Be!

Let me precede this blog post by stating that I think I am the LEAST homophobic person on the planet. Okay? This is reporting something important, just in a tongue-in-cheek manner. So be quiet and don’t get all “teh evil!!1111″ on me, m’kay?

That said – I think, if you are gay – THE place to be is Massachusetts! Seriously! Wasn’t Massachusetts where they had legalized gay marriage? I do think so!

Well, I was surfing a gossip site (ya’ll know which of course) and apparently, Denise Simmons, who is Afro-American and a lesbian has just been elected mayor! She is the first openly gay black female to ever be elected into a mayoral position. She was preceded by Ken Reeves, who is also gay & black.

So, “the gays” have super support in Massachusetts – why not the rest of the US? Hrm?

Here’s the news story.

New Hampshire

Wow. I didn’t think Hillary could pull it off, but she just did in New Hampshire. Clinton and John McCain won the primaries in New Hampshire. This race has been tight this whole time, and it is just going to get more and more exciting.

I didn’t get my absentee ballot :(

I seriously am more excited about this years election(s) then ANY other year. I think I might actually turn on the NEWS for once instead of hanging around CNN.com!

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The voip companies have acted out of grace when they allowed skype download free of charge. Since ip phones are everywhere now, it makes sense that they are bound to do business. They are contributing to promotion of voip phone.

Facebook Changes

I’ve had a Facebook account for a few months now. I don’t use it as much as my MySpace, but I do use it (especially more lately). I noticed that there is a petition going around there that warns users about some “Beacon” software that literally tells everyone on your friends list what purchases you’ve made online! To me that’s insane!! Well, a ton of others felt the same way – in fact, over 50,000 users on Facebook felt that way also!

I was scanning my “Latest Headlines” on my Firefox that reports from BBC News “Protests force Facebook to change” – the users of Facebook actually accomplished something with their petition!!

I’d never signed up for the Beacon software on my account. But I’d surely be PISSED if what I was buying was being popped up all over Facebook! Don’t people think of these things before they make software?

You can read the rest of the article here.

Tattoo Removal: Caution!

I post often about tattoos on my blog. I don’t have one as of yet, but a lot of my friends do. I’ve waited a long time to even consider getting the tattoo I want and I am now waiting for money and a babysitter! I’m SURE that I want to get it – but I know there are a lot of people in this world who just “get one” and think about it later. So, if you are one of those people who got something crazy tattooed on your body and now want it GONE, please read the following news release regarding tattoo removal creams being sold on the internet.

Headline: FDA bans Tattoo Removal Creams?

San Diego – With the launch of it’s new website, Inkbusters.com warns the public about possible health risks associated with using tattoo removal creams purchased on the Internet. The new site states “many” tattoo removal creams sold online contain Hydroquinone, which is usually the active ingredient in skin bleaching creams.

In August 2006 the FDA proposed a ban on over the counter skin bleaching creams containing Hydroquinone due to concerns about Cancer and Exogenous Ochronosis. This proposed ban is similar to those already enacted in Japan, France, Great Britain and Australia for the same reasons.

InkBusters.com CEO Rick Barker notes, “Indirectly—and probably without knowing it—the FDA is saying they think the tattooed public may be at risk if they use tattoo removal creams containing Hydroquinone. This is particularly true when you consider most skin bleaching cream makers––prescription or OTC––never recommend Hydroquinone be used more than 4-6 months for maximum effect. Many tattoo removal cream makers online offer supplies well beyond this recommended period.”

InkBusters.com sells TCA at its website to help consumers remove tattoos in a natural non-laser fashion. TCA is a popular non-prescription skin-peeling agent commonly used by doctors, health spas and private individuals to remove fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars on the face. TCA has twice been medically tested and proven to fade and/or remove tattoos on the body. TCA looks and feels like water and is applied with a q-tip. There is no Hydroquinone in TCA.

Please take this information into consideration while planning to get your tattoo. Do you REALLY want your boyfriend of 2 weeks, Sven, on your backside forever? Really?