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Young a Ranger for the next seven years

Rangers give Young 5-year deal
All-Star shortstop's extension worth $80 million

01:16 PM CST on Thursday, March 1, 2007
By EVAN GRANT / The Dallas Morning News
egrant@dallasnews.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Michael Young will remain a Ranger until he's not so young anymore.

The club and its All-Star shortstop agreed early Thursday morning to a five-year contract extension worth $80 million that will make Young the face of the organization. Two sources close to the negotiations said an agreement had been reached and only the formality of signing the paperwork remained.

The contract will keep Young, 30, with the Rangers through 2013. The club will pick up its $5 million option for 2008, then guarantee five years at $16 million per season.

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Good stuff!

What Micah Means

M is for Misunderstood

I is for Intense

C is for Chipper

A is for Athletic

H is for Hot

Warm fuzzies

I could definitely use some, so I've added my name to this holiday meme thing....go check it out...

http://allthingsgood.livejournal.com/203219.html?thread=3978963#t3978963

Oh, and don't forget to keep it anonymous. You can do so, by clicking "options" after you click reply.

*sigh*

Here comes the cold
Break out the winter clothes
And find a love to call your own
You , enter you
Your cheeks a shade of pink
And the rest of you in powder blue

Who knows what will be
But I'll make you this guarantee

No way November will see our goodbye
When it comes to December, it's obvious why
No one wants to be alone at Christmas time

In the dark, on the phone
You tell me the names of your brothers
And your favorite colors
I'm learning you
And when it snows again
We'll take a walk outside
And search the sky
Like children do
I'll say to you

No way November will see our goodbye
When it comes to December, it's obvious why
No one wants to be alone at Christmas time
And come January, we're frozen inside
Making new resolutions a hundred times
February, won't you be my valentine?

And we'll both be safe 'til St. Patrick's Day

We should take a ride tonight around the town
And look around at all the beautiful houses
Something in the way that blue lights on a black night
Can make you feel more
Everybody, it seems to me, just wants to be
Just like you and me

No one wants to be alone at Christmas time
Come January, we're frozen inside
Making new resolutions a hundred times
February, won't you be my valentine?

And if our always is all that we gave
And we someday take that away
I'll be alright if it was just 'til St. Patrick's Day

Music moves me

I'm all about the music this week...

Does it keep you up at night?
Does it chase you in your dreams?
Does rip you up inside, tearin at the seams?
Does it burn up like a star, falling from above?
Does it feel like love?

Does it make you wanna die,
Or simply fly away?
Does it make you want to scream,
When there’s nothing left to say?
Does it somehow set you free,
When it all comes push to shove?
Does it feel like love?
No, it feels like love to me

Does it give you all you need,
When you’re forced to do without?
Does it help you to believe,
Beyond the shadows of a doubt?
That even when he’s gone,
It’s you he’s thinking of
Does it feel like love?
Cause it feels like love

Will you follow it wherever it may lead you?
Will you turn and walk away?
Cast your fears of forever aside
And trust that it’s here to stay

When you wear it on your sleeve, it’s hanging by a thread
You’re countin butterflies, as you lie awake in bed
It’s so hard to contain, and it fits you like a glove
Cause it feels like love

Does it feel like love?
You know it feels like love
You know it feels like love to me

"Stupid boy ..."

My latest favorite song...

"Stupid Boy"
by Keith Urban

Well, she was precious like a flower
She grew wild, wild but innocent
A perfect prayer in a desperate hour
She was everything beautiful and different

Stupid boy, you can't fence that in
Stupid boy, it's like holding back the wind
She let her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream and you crushed her plans
She never even knew she had a choice and that's what happens
When the only voice she hears is telling her she can't
Stupid boy, stupid boy
Oh

So what made you think you could take a life
And just push it push it around
I guess you build yourself up so high
You had to take her and break her down

She let her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream and you crushed her plans
She never even knew she had a choice and that's what happens
When the only voice she hears is telling her she can't
You stupid boy

Oh, you always had to be right but now you've lost
The only thing that ever made you feel alive
Yeah, yeah

Well, she let her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream and you crushed her plans
Yes, ya did
She never even knew she had a choice and that's what happens
When the only voice she hears is telling her she can't
You stupid boy, oh, I'm the same old
Same old stupid boy

It took awhile for her to figure out she could run
But when she did, she was long gone
Long gone, long gone
Ah, she's gone

Nobody's ever gonna love me like she loved me
And she loved me, she loved me
God please, just let her know
I'm sorry, I'm sorry
I'm sorry, I'm sorry
Baby, yeah, I'm down on my knees
She's never coming back to me

I've asked before, but I'll ask again

I really really really want a new header and layout for my LJ. I've asked before and got some responses, but I guess those people got busy and forgot because I still have nothing. So I'm asking again. Please????

Great thoughts

victory_goddess had this posted in her LJ and I loved it, so I copied it over for more people to read.

This is what The Dalai Lama has to say for 2006.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFE

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three R’s:
- Respect for self,
- Respect for others and
- Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.