Archive for » May, 2008 «

May 31st, 2008 | Author:

Pffft.

J started a new job. He likes it. It’s 65 miles away. At $4/gallon for gas that hurts. He was tentatively offered another job, much closer, for more money. And he’s “considering it”. I, of course, think it’s a no-brainer but I’m being supportive. Being supportive sometimes sucks. I just want to scream at him. But… he’s also right in that the money will be equal in a year (job A has promotion potential very quickly. I do not know what that potential is for job B.) But that 65 mile each way commute will NOT get better in a year. *sigh*.

C is a brat. She is her mother’s child, I suppose. She’s finishing up first grade, she has lots of friends. Our house has become the gathering spot for all of the houligans in our neighborhood. Should i mention that on at least 2 occasions I’ve gone out to my garage to find neighborhood kids on my elliptical? While MY child is nowhere around? (either out playing in the neighborhood, or already inside eating dinner.) Isn’t that ballsy? Anyway, C isn’t really a brat, she’s just pushing boundaries. She’s learning quickly where those boundaries are less elastic than others ;-)

Me, I’m taking 2 classes this term, a “raise your GPA” intro to computers class (seriously!) and Workplace Ethics. So it will be busy. But I’m so close to being done that plodding along one class at a time is killing me. So very soon I will have my BS in Information Systems Management with a minor in Project Management.

We went to the Coca Cola 600 last weekend with our friends C and K and their kids. We had a great time, it was a long race and ended late but still fun. I got some cool pictures that I will put up soon.

Good lord. That’s the most I’ve talked about myself in months. Are you bored to tears yet?

Category: Family, General  | Comments off
May 31st, 2008 | Author:

Maybe I shouldn’t be, maybe they’re just spammers.

I found two registrations to my blog. OK, well…. I am very witty and smart and insightful *groan*. But I don’t know who these people were. They aren’t people I’ve ever heard of. So I have some random people who somehow managed to sneak in user accounts (as subscribers). I dunno. They’re gone now. And registration isn’t enabled anymore. Of course I don’t know if that will disable the ability to comment.

Not that anyone is commenting. But someone might want to, one day.

Category: General  | 2 Comments
May 31st, 2008 | Author:
Someone posted this on my mommy board. I loved it!

clipped from marchmommies.com

A 3-year-old boy examined his testicles while taking a bath.
‘Mom’, he asked, ‘Are these my brains?’
‘Not yet,’ she replied.
  blog it
Category: General  | Comments off
May 29th, 2008 | Author:
but come on, this is crazy. This is taking things to the extreme.

Jeez.

clipped from www.eonline.com


Rachael Ray’s “Unpatriotic” Donuts Ad Dunked

Rachael Ray, Dunkin' Donuts ad

Not even Rachael Ray could perk her way out of this predicament.

The ever-bubbly TV chef had her new Dunkin’ Donuts online ad campaign yanked following a hullabaloo over her neckwear.

Ray is pictured in the spots wearing a fringed black-and-white scarf, which some self-appointed fashion police say is tantamount to supporting Muslim extremism and terrorism.

The doughnut purveyors said in a statement that the ad was pulled over the weekend due to “the possibility of misperception detracted from its original intention to promote our iced coffee.”

In the spot, which began running May 7, Ray holds an iced coffee while sporting a scarf that conservative critics say resembled a traditional Arab headdress called a kaffiyeh.

In a Wednesday blog post, Malkin applauded Dunkin’s decision. “It’s refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns of Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists.”

  blog it
Category: General, News  | Comments off
May 28th, 2008 | Author:
I knew we picked this place for a reason
clipped from money.aol.com
Charlotte Ascends as Top Place to Live

Relocate-America.com ranks top 100 cities in its annual list


By AMY HOAK,

Marketwatch.com

Filed Under: Mortgages, Retirement

CHICAGO (May 15) — Apparently, there’s just something about North Carolina. For the second year in a row, America’s best city in which to live lies within its borders, according to Relocate-America.com’s annual list.
Charlotte
1. Charlotte, N.C.
2. San Antonio, Texas
3. Chattanooga, Tenn.
4. Greenville, S.C.
5. Tulsa, Okla.
6. Stevens Point, Wis.
7. Asheville, N.C.
8. Albuquerque, N.M.
9. Huntsville, Ala.

10. Seattle, Wash.
  blog it
Category: General, News  | One Comment