Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
So for now I sit and wait, turning my computer off when I'm done so that my video card doesn't get fried (that would be a bit more than $25 to replace!). Tom put my computer back together - it looked so sad sitting there in pieces...
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
As I was driving through McD's the other day for lunch, I was struck by the print ad for the Big Mac. It reminded me of the silly song from the 1970's that we all learned and sang, over and over and over again:
Then, as I was just sitting here a commercial came on the TV that brought me right back to the 1970's. I guess they are hitting up the next generation to try and fill THEIR heads and bellies. It was the same chant from forever ago, and grown ups attempting to make their way through it - I guess no one has ever forgotten their Big Mac chant.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
You called my house in the middle of the afternoon extolling the virtues of your candidate and as I support your candidate, I listened politely. You asked for a large contribution and I declined politely but thanked you for calling. This does not give you permission to continue on and keep me on the phone for another three minutes. I again decline your request for a somewhat smaller contribution, but yes, I'm aware that you consider VA a swing state in the next election, and yes, I care about the environment, education, health care, and know how important it is that my candidate get elected. I thank you again for calling and tell you that I am going to hang up now. You continue on, and proceed to actually make me angry. I'm not the type that likes to hang up on folks on the phone, but you have put me in the position of doing so to you. It's gone past supporting the candidate and into a bit of crazy telephone stalking. Finally I tell you good-bye, and I hang up, knowing that I've hung up on you in the midst of your spiel about the candidate.
And the insulting part? You called while driving or outside. I could hear the wind whooshing by as we spoke, and while the conversation was all of about 5 minutes, I thought that if you really support your candidate you could give him the respect to call while at home, not in between errands or while sitting outside at Starbucks. And next time, don't keep me on the phone when I've clearly told you that I'm not interested in donating at this time. If I was floundering in my decision (which I've done twice in past Presidential elections), then that conversation might have sent me over to the other side. Fortunately for you I'm not floundering - and your little error in civility will get a pass this time. I hope that you don't call others with that same attitude though - that won't go over well with someone who is less patient than I am.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
So do they actually have cat doors for kids? I think that would fix the problem for sure. Or, the kids could just close the doors...
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Max thought it was super cool, but not the absolute coolest in his class. He says that a little girl had cooler twisty hair that was all orange. I dunno - we did what we could - those darn girls just have more hair! I think it's super cool!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
(And if you peek on the left side of the picture you'll catch a glimpse of the amazing Coach Tom. He's the coach of Max's team this year and he too is bummed about the lack of games. But hey - it's just one season...)
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
Ahhh...the joys of boys. At least they aren't afraid of the little inchworm.
Have a safe journey through life little worm - I know it can't be easy when you're held captive by a five year old! But he's a good one, so you should be fine little worm. Enjoy your visit!