Anita Powell

Anita Powell

I am a retired from working at the Defense Department and i am also a vet. I live with my spouse and 2 dogs. We have a e-commerce store Uniquethingsthingsonline.com. We live in Florida now but came from New Jersey. I am writing a teen book

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  • Anita Powell
    Published 2 months ago
    The After-Club Dinner

    The After-Club Dinner

    My girls Nicole, Cheryl, April and I are going to the G Club tonight. We always take the train there on Friday nights to drop it like its hot. We liked the G Club because Nick's Diner is right next door and no matter the time you go, you can get a good burger and fries. We always go to the club dressed fierce down to our stiletto shoes. We drop it like it’s hot and take tequila shots all night until those shots take over. Then sweat starts pouring down each of our faces and we drop it once too many times and almost fall on our butts in our stiletto shoes. It’s time to go then it's usually a little before 2am and the club is getting ready to close. Nick's is close so there’s always a lot of people heading over there once the club lets out. We always leave a few minutes before to try and get a seat. We get outside and then our stomaches start growling, I mean one by one our stomaches start making that noise to let you know its on empty. We look towards Nick's just a few feet away. The walk there is slow and clumsy. Between the tequila and stilettos, that’s not a pretty sight. It takes 15 minutes to take a five minute walk, but that’s okay we finally make it.
  • Anita Powell
    Published 3 months ago
    Aninoids

    Aninoids

    Aninoidhas a main character that isn’t an Aninoids and it isn’t just about them. I would imagine it was because I liked the way it sounded, and though, it’s a word I made up, I’m going to try to get a brand going on it. Here’s a little about “Aninoids.”
  • Anita Powell
    Published 6 months ago
    Online Learning A Good Judge for College

    Online Learning A Good Judge for College

    Online learning isn’t easy and it's not for everybody, but since we are being thrust into online learning, it is a good opportunity to see how your young person would do in college. I’m not talking about the actual classes because most classes are in a classroom, but how your kid goes about his/her college experience. When you go to college, there’s independence and what goes with that is self-motivation. If, during this time of forced online learning, you have to get your kid, or they're playing video games, then what do you think will happen when you can’t barge into their room to remind them that this is school time? What about the kid that’s sneaking playing video games with their phone under the table? Is he/she going to be motivated to put that controller down when you’re nowhere around? Do you find yourself going into his/her room and finding your kid staring off into space, not looking at the computer screen? Do you think that won’t happen in college? And don’t sleep on the kid staying in the bathroom, probably using his/her phone. Kids are creative and very few are excited about school, even when college is on the line.
  • Anita Powell
    Published 6 months ago
    COVID-19  Parents Be Smart

    COVID-19 Parents Be Smart

    We are tired of staying inside, but as the saying goes, better safe than sorry. This virus shows no mercy to anybody, and it has disrupted life as we know it. The death numbers mount on a daily basis (I’m not putting any here because as I’m writing this, someone probably has died), and now they are talking about opening the cities when the one safe way to protect ourselves and family is by staying home. I was most disturbed about seeing people protesting to go back to work. If these people had been touched by this deadly virus, I can’t believe they would be so quick to protest. It is especially disturbing when we have a person in the White House that seems to care more about money and stock market than our lives (Yes, I do have money in the stock market and lost some). You can replace objects but not one life can you replace if, when opening the city, this virus continues to rage.
  • Anita Powell
    Published 7 months ago
    Reach Out to The Thrown Away People

    Reach Out to The Thrown Away People

    We are living in a time where unconditional love is needed. This is not the time to judge or hold animosity towards anyone. This virus has no boundaries of who it touches or why it touches that person. We all have someone in our family that we have mentally thrown away for whatever reason. The reason is not important right now. This should be a time for families and friends to come together to build a foundation that will help each of us to get through this fight. This is a fight of our lives that is happening, and it is evident by the numbers we see each day of the deaths that have taken place in such a short period of time. It's time to reach out to that thrown away person and bring them back into the fold of family and love. Where is that person right now, do you know? I know it's easy to dismiss that drug addict, prostitute, runaway, and anyone that doesn’t live up to the standards that society puts upon us. The throw away person might have hurt you or gave you lot of unfulfilled promises, but this is not the time to mentally pretend that person doesn’t exist. We are all worried when we hear of a family member or friend that has tested positive, but what about the family member that we don’t hear about? Will that person’s death not mean anything? Is it too hard to open your heart to that throw away and reach out to them? This virus doesn’t care about who you are or what you did, it only wants to ravish your body and kill. How can the person sleeping in an alley fight it, or what about the prostitute who sleeps with so many people? Anyone of them can carry it? These people need love and someone to care about them. They need not to be judged, but shown unconditional love. This is a time to open that mind that has been closed to that person and reach out to them. There is no such thing as "I’m tired of trying" because this virus isn’t tired of killing. You must make an effort to find and throw your arms around that person and let him/her know you got them, they aren’t alone. Nobody wants to die alone, and we see that with this virus. People are dying alone. Don’t let your thrown away person die alone. If you don’t want them in your house, then take them by the hand and lead them to get help or to any place that he/she will be safe. There are so many thrown away people out there and, normally, each of us just holds our packages a little closer to our body and walk a little quicker to distance ourselves from their presence. This is a time we should walk a little slower, and, maybe in that package, have a sandwich with a note to a place of safety. This is not a time to turn our backs on anybody. We are all human beings and should not be judged because we wouldn’t want anyone to judge anyone of us. It's sad that, even in these times under these conditions, that so many of us still have no compassion for others. If you have a throw away person in your family (we all have at least one), reach out to them. You should never ever feel that you can’t try just one more time to reach someone. We should, especially in this time, look beyond ourselves and show some love. It doesn’t hurt, and it won’t kill you like this virus will.
  • Anita Powell
    Published 8 months ago
    Human Medicine for Dogs

    Human Medicine for Dogs

    I have learned from having my dogs that there is quite a few human medicines that dogs can take. Vets very seldom tell you about these medicines unless you ask because their practice would get no monetary benefit if everyone started just giving their dogs medicine they may already have in the medicine cabinet. Medicine you buy from the vet is quite expensive. There are other places you can get medicine from online once you know the name and amount you can give a dog. I buy Heartguard and Frontline Plus from Petshed or Budget Pet Care; they are reasonable and I’ve never had a problem with either. You have to shop around online, because some places are more economical than others.