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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-06-03
Jun 3rd, 2012 by Jessica

  • Now I have to figure out how to wire transfer funds to Poland. #thethingsidoforgenealogy #
  • This is me beating my head against the wall at work: |< |< |< If Twitter were in color you would see I'm bound head to toe with RED TAPE. #
  • I was able to complete the wire transfer to Poland. Now let's hope my $265 genealogy research gamble pays off! #
  • I attended Google Mail and Calendar training this morning. I actually learned some new tricks. #howexciting #
  • Went back to the foot doctor because my right big toe never healed from when he took part of the nail. He went in and removed more of it. #
  • Lunch @ The Deli in Queen Creek http://t.co/mQtgZnm #
  • The Deli was really great. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, and the homemade ice cream was fantastic. #
  • Ohhh yeah! Finally got 'em! http://t.co/FxigCvF #
  • My poor toe! http://t.co/yhQBDLm #
  • I can't imagine writing letters to churches in Poland before Google Translate. http://t.co/T90Mmuu #
  • This is a REALLY BAD TIME for the Family Search website to be down. :( #
  • The microfilm parish records for Dominik are in Latin, for Stroik they are in German and for Dreffs they are in Polish. #omghelpme #
  • I am going to sleep tonight dreaming of waking up tomorrow morning to a Dreffs ancestral report from Poland. #fingerscrossed #
  • I got my Dreffs report from Poland! Woot!! #
  • There's ONE place the Dreffs family name appears (KÅ‚ecko, Poland) and FHL has zero records for that village. #figures #
  • "Text in Latin, Polish and German." #ohgreatnowIneedallthreeatonce #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-27
May 27th, 2012 by Jessica

  • Could someone please turn off the sun? http://t.co/AzJWTrq #
  • Dominion Day @ Beth's was a blast! I won one & lost one. I also learned a new game called Rolling Through The Ages. I just love game days! #
  • I moved to a new office cubicle at work today. It will take some getting used after sitting inside the data center for the last 5 years. #
  • I was just recognized by our office recognition committee for recognizing my employees. #catch22 #
  • It's kind of funny to see how excited my coworkers get when they see mini cupcakes on the shared food table. #
  • Memorial Day weekend! Four full days of whatever I feel like. Night photography & card games are top on my list of fun things to do. #
  • I bought a subscription to Pandora and I really like it. I can find specific songs or choose any genre, commercial free, for $3 per month. #
  • Sally Hansen Magnetic Polish in Ionic Indigo #iminlove http://t.co/KG5nEkM #
  • Here is part of my pressed penny collection. I collect pressed quarters too! http://t.co/hMSS8Ha #
  • Nail polish is awesome :) http://t.co/se9SQyh #
  • Cheetoe napping in Andrew's drawer http://t.co/GwmvMDv #
  • Zombies have infiltrated our borders and are running rampant through downtown Phoenix. #
  • Some photos from tonight's photography walk in Downtown Phoenix (including some Zombies!): http://t.co/D6aIJrG #
  • Ready to photograph stars tonight at Lake Pleasant Regional Park http://t.co/q1bU93P #
  • Sunset over Lake Pleasant http://t.co/d0ugPaO #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-20
May 20th, 2012 by Jessica

  • There's something wrong with a 10-hour workday that lasts a full 13 hours. :( #
  • Today is my first professional conference presentation. The topic? Using Predictive Analytics in Schedule Optimization for Student Success. #
  • I think my presentation went well. We had 8 participants. Small, but we had lots of good discussion afterwards. #
  • Google training today. I've learned one new thing (did you know Gmail has a lab for canned responses?) And have taught the trainer plenty. #
  • Confession: Growing up, I always wondered why they were called "ring bears." #
  • The Care Bears are coming to The Hub… but they're missing Good Luck Bear! #whatashame http://t.co/O1CKKRg #
  • It's 106 degrees outside. I guess that means summer is here. #
  • Lunch at Rudy's Bar-b-que in Chandler was delicious! Turkey and pulled pork, cream corn, bottled Coke… Super yum! http://t.co/kLDZGDI #
  • Looked at more new cars today. Still can't decide between the Mercedes ML350, the GMC Acadia Denali and the new 2013 GMC Terrain Denali. #
  • Yaaaaaawwwwwwwwwn! http://t.co/yQQOVaC #
  • I finally found the 1855 New York Census entries for Abner Green and his father Parley Green. Now it's time to dig deeper! #genealogy #
  • Remote start in our Honda Fit with the air conditioning set at full blast makes shopping in 105 degrees slightly more bearable. #
  • Lunch at Boombozz Pizza was really good. Pretzel bread, yum! Fresh garlic, ham and green olives make a great pizza! http://t.co/aCD3isT #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-13
May 13th, 2012 by Jessica

  • Caught up on email this morning and event calendar planning. Finished the grocery shopping too. After lunch, I’m off to the symphony! #
  • The symphony was nice and dinner at San Tan Brewery was delicious! I’m glad I hosted that event with CulturalAZ. #
  • Dinner at Pei Wei was spicier than usual. Now, it’s time for board game night! #
  • We played Rack-O and a new game called Munchkin. It’s like Magic Light or Magic for kids. Pretty fun! #
  • Sundial display made of cactus plants at the Desert Botanical Gardens http://t.co/nbVidyK #
  • “I wouldn’t say I’ve been missing it, Bob.” #
  • Ever wonder what’s it’s like to drive into a massive dust storm? http://t.co/iTzyUwB #
  • I received the most incredible portraits, letters & family tree from Andrew’s cousin in Poland, Roman Dominik! I am so grateful to him. #
  • I have a sinking feeling that going back to bed would be a better idea than starting my day. #
  • Some other Jessica Green has put my email address on Craig’s List associated with her property for sale. #fail #
  • My team has 37 active projects (that I am aware of) and over 40 inactive projects. More get added daily, but none ever seem to finish. #
  • My work day sounds like Animal Crossing. http://t.co/iqeuxYJ #
  • Attention Jessica Green of Brockton, MA who is looking for a new house – STOP GIVING OUT MY EMAIL ADDRESS AS YOURS. #idiot #
  • I think I just won the all-time record for the lowest score ever in Dominion. #curses http://t.co/4siIRof #
  • Good morning, Saturday! #
  • Here’s your Genealogy Tip of the Day: In German, Taufen means Baptism and Tote means Death. #
  • Andrew is enjoying Kitty Piddle! Yum! http://t.co/qmWRh6j #
  • Have I mentioned that @stampsgal TOTALLY ROCKS?!?!?! #
  • The Wonka aisle at Sweeties Candy Store in Chandler http://t.co/dnLn94J #
  • A small part of the Pez selection at Sweeties http://t.co/p96ZDNf #
  • Our Saturday celebration of Mother’s Day 2012 was lots of fun! We had an excellent ham with fixins and played 3 rounds of The Logo Game. #
  • Game night @ Beth’s was awesome. Skip-bo, Tsuro and 7 Wonders were all fun with our group of five players. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-06
May 6th, 2012 by Jessica

  • Rocket Burgers & Subs has a soda shop at 35th Ave & Cactus with more than 300 soda varieties. #sugarjackpot http://t.co/iA2bgQP #
  • Spent 90 mins walking through Brass Armadillo, a massive antique mall in North Phoenix. I found a few fun items to mess around with. #
  • Had fun celebrating Amy's new job with her new 1 mile commute and the same pay! Enjoyed dinner @ BJ's and 2 rounds of Dominion. #
  • I think I need to practice my calm voice. #
  • There's a little cafe by my office with the most exceptional waitress. Always friendly, quick – she had my drink served before I sat down. #
  • My promised my personal trainer that I would get back on track. That means eggs for breakfast and no more junk food. #imissmychipsalready #
  • My lunch was terrible. :( #
  • Nighttime snack – Roasted Garlic Cauliflower http://t.co/ZOL5Ao6 #
  • Uh-oh. The Bobs are coming. "So, what exactly *do* you do?" #
  • I saw The Five Year Engagement last night. It hit too close to home; it's another personal Up. #
  • My brain is tired. I think it has officially been overworked. #timefortheweekend #
  • Geez. You state the truth, and some people just can't handle it. I should know better than to be honest by now. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-29
Apr 29th, 2012 by Jessica

  • My friend Lilla in Poland connected me with a researcher who is a member of the family of Michael Dominik. #genealogyscore #
  • We just hacked out most of the Argentine Giant cactus growing against the front railing. It filled up 3 huge bins; we need a 4th to finish. #
  • Checked out the annual Garden Railway Tour. Some enthusiasts transform their entire back yards into a model train set! http://t.co/Cx5aisi #
  • Our garden is blooming beautifully this Spring! http://t.co/NB2smsw #
  • I wish I didn't have to wait until I got home from work to know if my records requests are in the mail. #notapaperlesssociety #
  • I'm bored with my workouts after work. It doesn't really seem to be doing much for me except making me sweaty and tired for the ride home. #
  • Me: "Thanks for inviting me to lunch. It's nice to get out of the office." Boss: "This is a working lunch." #thingsishouldhaveknown #
  • The Board approved a pay raise at work for everyone starting July 1. An extra $5k per year? I'll take it! #awesome #
  • Everyone is abuzz at work since a new org structure was announced this morning. This means big changes for our IT department. #
  • Today's Lunch & Laugh was fun at work today. We played a game called Chronology. I learned that I'm no good at historical dates. #
  • Our garden is blooming! http://t.co/2V1bduB #
  • Just walked 2.5 miles at the park w/some friends. It's 85 degrees – getting too hot for evening walks already. May have to break for summer. #
  • I waited and waited to receive JJ's court record from 1934, and there's not even one single useful piece of info in it. :( #
  • It amazes me how much money people spend on their homes. Who can afford $600k, $750k, $900k?? I thought $168k was a lot. #
  • We played a few rounds of Dominion, I shopped on eBay from the couch, then we grilled S'mores and let the cats outside. #relaxingnight #
  • TGIF. #
  • I got the Leavenworth sentence court records!! Thank you NARA Chicago! http://t.co/fVlwoXW #
  • Grandpa sold six bottles of home brew beer to an undercover Federal agent for $1.50. WHOOPS! #
  • What's for dinner? Baked parmesan chicken, steamed broccoli and honey butter biscuits. Yum! #
  • Friday night… What to do? No idea. #dinktweets #
  • My Mom sent me her late husband's professional film camera & gear. It still has a roll of undeveloped film inside. I wonder what's on it? #
  • Tumbles, you can't possibly be comfortable. http://t.co/GMFaHaR #
  • I'm going to shoot the rest of the roll in my stepfather's camera and have it developed. It's over 12 years old. http://t.co/yiWFwBN #
  • Well, here it is. The last picture my stepfather, Bob Kane, ever took with his camera – developed 13 years later. http://t.co/YRByMS3 #
  • Maybe not. Mom took that one testing the camera. THIS is his final shot: http://t.co/8jCCaDk #
  • Homemade Pizookie! http://t.co/dhzx7Ok #
  • Oh yeah! http://t.co/GfQFdw9 #
  • Synchronized napping! http://t.co/sNlRb3q #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-22
Apr 22nd, 2012 by Jessica

  • It's a lazy Sunday morning. I indexed some 1940 Census records. Now I'm baking chocolate cupcakes to take to Mom's house this afternoon. #
  • I was contacted by a descendent of Andrew M. Dreffs on http://t.co/ujfv23p. She is interested on working together on the Dreffs lineage! #
  • Game day at the folks' house was fun! Apples to Apples, Wits and Wagers and What's Yours Like were all a hoot. Spinato's was yummy too. #
  • I don't understand people who get 300+ emails per day and refuse to use filters to manage it all. #wastingmytime #
  • What a difference 12 hours of sleep can make! I'm so glad I decided to go to bed super early last night. #refreshed #
  • I walked around five miles yesterday. My legs sure do feel it this morning! #
  • Our sunflowers are blooming! http://t.co/YbnqdOt #
  • I've been very focused at work lately. It's cutting into my fun-time at home; my brain works way more more overtime than I want to admit. #
  • I sat down tonight to read the latest Motor Trend and Consumer Reports magazines. I should do that more often. Lots of interesting stuff! #
  • I love getting letters from the National Archives that say, "We've located the record you requested." #
  • Our view for tonight's performance of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix. http://t.co/yOXMtSV #
  • What a great show! It brought back so many fond memories of Hyrule, coins, heart containers and trying to save Princess Zelda. #
  • It's 101 degrees outside. #desertlife #
  • Lunch @ The Grove in Gilbert was pretty good. They have delicious garlic tater tots, and serve their burgers on a pretzel bun. Yum! #
  • I'm telling you, Tumbles simply cannot pose for a decent picture. It's genetically impossible or something. http://t.co/D4UpdqK #
  • "Damn it feels good to be a gangsta." – Geto Boys #
  • I'm sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon waiting for the mail to arrive. This is what has become of my life. #genealogist #
  • Game night in Scottsdale was a blast! Tonight we played Word on the Street, Seven Wonders of the World and Dictionary Babble (Balderdash). #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-15
Apr 15th, 2012 by Jessica

  • I love spending Easter with my honey @FloatingCat! #
  • We spent Easter 2012 with Andrew's family. We played Apples to Apples and Dominion, and enjoyed a colorful 4-layer Easter cake. #
  • I'm sending in an appeal for the FOIA request to the FBI for Walter Dreffs' criminal records. They said there are none but I have proof. #
  • I feel like I should share something interesting, but I don't have anything interesting to share. #
  • My doctor wants me to pay an additional $15 per month for the privilege to be seen by her. Isn't the $35 copay enough? #bullshit #
  • I wish I had more hours in the day so I could index more of the 1940 Census. #
  • I wish this terrible migraine would go away. #
  • Tumbles is not the most photogenic kitty in the house. http://t.co/8nXGmbC #
  • I'm following @TitanicRealTime for the 100th Anniversary. Lemme tell you, the shit's about to get REAL. #
  • Friday night with East Valley Games was really fun! We played Ticket to Ride, Apples to Apples and the newest Dominion: Cornucopia. #
  • Hello Saturday! Got up early, pulled weeds, put away Easter decor. Going to the Farmer's Market this morning and more board games tonight. #
  • I can't believe how many advertisements I see on television for "Pure Michigan." Their office of commerce must have spent a fortune. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-08
Apr 8th, 2012 by Jessica

  • My office is a giant mess because of all the photography stuff I pulled out for the workshop. Can't it just put itself away? #
  • I'm going through every person on my 1940 Census list to identify exact addresses through City Directories and WWII draft records. #
  • Out of 674 pages in a city directory, I just randomly chose the exact page the person I was looking for was listed on. #bizarreluck #
  • States I'm ready to search in the 1940 Census: Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri #
  • Happy birthday to our kitties! Cheetoe is 11 and Tumbleweed is 9 today. They are both senior citizen kitties now. #
  • Andrew just asked me what the song was on TV. Lucky for him, after deep thought he identified it as "Jessica" by The Allman Brothers. #
  • Nine hours and counting. 1940 Census, I'm ready for you! #
  • Twenty minutes and counting. I'm so excited! #
  • Wow! http://t.co/ujfv23p is flying at posting the new 1940 Census images. About half of Indiana is already up there! #
  • Even the live Webcast for the NARA launch is having trouble.. "The form doesn't work. Uh-oh!" #
  • The site is responding perfectly fine, but the submission form is broken. #
  • We're 20 minutes in, and the NARA search form still doesn't work. #
  • Yay Megan!!! Bring those soldiers home! #
  • "ERROR: The request could not be satisfied. Generated Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:37:29 GMT by cloudfront (CloudFront)" #boo #
  • The issues with the launch of the 1940 Census were expected, although still disappointing. #
  • I made it past the search screen! Now if only I could view an image… #
  • I see my first 1940 Census image! Saginaw, ED 73-43. Walter Dreffs, I'm hunting you down! #
  • I downloaded the entire ED 73-43 set of images and searched them. I found some Stroiks, but not Dreffs. Moving on to 73-48! #
  • Yay for Ancestry who just posted the Porter County, Indiana census images! #
  • I found my gg-grandparents Leroy & Minnie Cole, Indiana, Porter County, Valparaiso, ED 64-7, Sheet 4A, line 29. He has supplementals too! #
  • My second find, g-grandparents Lyal & Agnes Cole, Indiana, Porter County, Valparaiso, ED 64-7, Sheet 9A, line 10. Uncle Blaine has Line 14! #
  • My third find, g-grandparents George & Emma Fitzgerald, Indiana, Porter County, Valparaiso, ED 64-2, Sheet 2A, Line 2. Living with son Guy. #
  • So far I'm very impressed with Ancestry. The images are loading quickly and they are crisp. I'm extremely lucky they chose Indiana first! #
  • Grocery bill was $170 after discounts. #omg #
  • Seriously Tumbles? That's my arm you're using as a footrest. http://t.co/xbciDm2 #
  • I took vacation from work today to search the 1940 Census. #hardcoregenealogist #
  • I found Robert Henry Kane, my late step-father, in the 1940 Census. He was 3 years old! #
  • I found my little brother Noah's great-great-grandfather, Peter Joseph Zimmer, in the 1940 Census. They were on Pugg Road in St. Clair, MI. #
  • I found my husband's great-grandparents Fred & Wava Green and most of their grown children in the 1940 Census – Pine Grove, Van Buren, MI. #
  • I've found 25 families in the 1940 Census. I'm still hunting for the two most important – Walter Dreffs & Von Fitzgerald. #
  • I found my grandmother Florence Fitzgerald with her parents Vondall & Jennie, along with 8 of her siblings in Eagle Creek, Lake Co, Indiana! #
  • I also found her grandmother, May (Richards) Fisher, living nearby in Eagle Creek. She was 73 with a 10th grade education. Woohoo! #
  • CAPTCHA is giving me words with foreign characters. How am I supposed to type those with my American English keyboard? #
  • 1940 Census Awesome Name Alert: ARCHIE MCPHEE! Michigan, Saginaw, Saginaw City, ED 73-44B, Sheet 9A, Line 23. #
  • 1940 Census Awesome Name Alert: OTTO CUFFPUFFER #
  • 1940 Not-so-Awesome Name Alert: ARTHUR BUTT #
  • Line 68: "Here ends jail." I bet the inmates wished that were the case, eh? #
  • It's been two days and eight hours since the launch, and so far I've found 35 related families in the 1940 Census. #
  • THE SEARCH IS OVER! I FOUND WALTER DREFFS IN THE 1940 CENSUS! #
  • I don't even want to count how many EDs we had to search to find him. It was dozens of districts… hundreds of Census pages… #finally #
  • We just filed our 2011 taxes. It's the first time we have ever owed money. #miscalulationssuck #
  • Gilbert Mormon Temple – Under Construction http://t.co/DPsEqg8 #
  • Day before Easter, and I'm at the grocery store buying eggs. Boy am I stupid or what? #
  • My Sterling Silver rose is very happy with these 90 degree Spring days. http://t.co/sS3TNL1 #
  • Just finished watching To Kill A Mockingbird with @stampsgal. It was a good movie! #
  • Tonight I'm indexing 1940 Census entries from Kansas, Illinois and Oregon. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-01
Apr 1st, 2012 by Jessica

  • Our Jessica Rose irises are blooming. Hello late Spring! http://t.co/IXJQ8Zo #
  • Lazy Sunday. Cleaned the bathrooms, took portraits of the flowers in the garden, indexed some death records… Ahhh, weekends are lovely! #
  • Dinner @ The Melting Pot in Chandler. Cheese, chicken & chocolate! Yum! http://t.co/22kIehJ #
  • I received FOUR records in today's mail. That's a genealogical mega jackpot! #
  • I've been indexing with the FamilySearch Index app for Android. I must say, it's really difficult to index snippets out of context. #
  • My employee looked at my fancy black & white nail art and asked, "What's the theme here?" To which I responded, "Awesome." He just laughed. #
  • I really need a break. I'm tired of running around with a virtual fire extinguisher. My brain is exhausted. #
  • WHEEEEEEEooooooooooWHEEEEEEEEoooooooooooWHEEEEEEEooooooooo #firedrill #
  • A colleague of mine submitted my original idea as a conference topic for me to speak about in front of 500 peers…without my knowledge. #
  • The State of Michigan Department of State Police purges criminal records when the person reaches age 99. #bummer #
  • At least someone is happy about my Photography class today. "Thanks for the new surface to rub on!" http://t.co/JICCKRR #
  • I have a whopping 3 people coming to my Photography Workshop, down from 9 at one point. I wonder if those 3 will even show up? #
  • All three showed up. I think I bored / confused them mostly. I just hope they picked up on one or two things while they were here. #

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