with an air freshener after there was something stinky in it? Well, I wish there were a spray I could use after dealing with people who were unnecessarily nasty. They leave their meanness germs all over me and all over the room.
Archive for August, 2012
I was listening to Maroon 5′s catchy song “Pay phone” today and thought back to the time, way back when before cell phones and phone cards, when we would try to save money by using the phone ringing code (because if no one answered the phone you got your coins back from the pay phone). Did you do these? “I’ll call and let it ring once when the movie’s over”, we’d tell our parents. “When I’m on my way home, I’ll call and let it ring twice.” Primitive, yet it worked somehow.
that all 50 states allow licensed therapists to try to change children under 18 from being gay to straight. Don’t tell me therapists across the country are actually trying to do this? The fact that some people think being gay is something you can be talked out of is highly disturbing. California is trying to be the first state to ban this. Good luck to them. This is long overdue. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/29/13548649-california-moves-closer-to-banning-gay-cure-therapy-for-teens
I watched “Scooby Doo” as a kid. It began airing in 1969 and has had 11 incarnations since then. The current version, in season two, is called “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”. My son has been a fan of Scooby-Doo for the last couple years, and his favorite is this new version (we were able to borrow Season 1 from the library). I’ve not sat down to watch the episodes with him, but I half-listen to them when I work nearby on my computer. What’s different about this series is that there is a big mystery that carries from episode to episode in additon to each show’s mystery. The thing is, none of it makes any sense to me. All the episodes are summarized on wikipedia, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Scooby-Doo!_Mystery_Incorporated_episodes) which I tried to read because my son kept asking me all these questions which I couldn’t answer. It makes even less sense to me now. I long for the good old days when the villian was always unmasked at the end of the show, saying he would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those meddling kids.
when I see someone taking a photo or video by holding up their iPad in front of them. It just looks funny to me.
when you read about all the people who ignore mandatory evacuation orders for hurricanes and have to be rescued, unnecessarily endangering the lives of their rescuers and wasting taxpayer money. For example, with Hurricane Isaac, I just read that in Plaquemines Parish, only half of the 2,000 residents reportedly had left ahead of Isaac’s landfall Tuesday. The storm surge overtopped an 18-mile stretch of levee, sending up to 12 feet of water over the 8-foot-tall barrier early Wednesday. Dozens of people have been rescued already. I’ve never been in a situation like that, where I’ve been told to evacuate my home, but I just don’t understand the “I’ll stick it out” mentality, especially if you have a family.
this morning of a reporter in New Orleans in the midst of Hurrican Isaac, the broadcaster was getting blown around and was obviously having a tough time even standing upright. My son, not even 10, was smart enough to see the dangerous situation the man had put himself in. “Turn it off, mom,” he requested. “I don’t want to watch this dunce get killed.”
like I am … flu shots are already available. In fact, my kids got theirs this past week. I’ve NEVER gotten theirs done so early. I’m glad it’s done with, though, and that just leaves my husband and me.
Just two hours southeast of Akron in Bellaire, Ohio,(across from Wheeling,WV) is an “unofficial” Lego museum. It’s housed in an old elementary school and is pretty amazing! The museum includes Guiness Book of World Records’ holding models, lots of interactive models, and lifesize replicas of everything from Scooby Doo to Darth Vader to Spiderman. Very cool! Adults $8, kids $6.
I was disturbed to read that 350,000 people in the capital of Haiti have been living in tents or shelters since the earthquake of 2010. It makes me wonder what happened to all the billions of dollars that was pledged (pledged being the key word) to help after the disaster.