Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's not what you think

Girl Scout cookies are here again! Which means I am about to lose $100 and gain 20 pounds.

But I am also a hoarder. Found these in the freezer tonight. Should hold me over until my dealer, err neighbor Scout stops by this weekend.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

If you are still here, you need a hobby!

I am catching up on some blog reading today.  Beacause I have paperwork that I SHOULD be doing.

A few weeks ago I had an experience that deserves to be posted here.  It proves that I am still capable of putting the Daddy in ADHDaddy.

The Boss Lady found a good deal on gasoline at a local grocery store.  11 cents off of each gallon that you buy with one of their store prepaid "gift" cards was too good to pass up.  She bought $300 worth of cards, to keep our cars fueled up for the month.  I used the card for my car 1 time.  Once.  I topped off with $20 worth of gas since I don't pass the grocery store very often.

A few days later I decided to get all of the trash out of the passenger's floorboard of my car as I was walking into the school.  Evidently the gift card was in the pile and I didn't realize it for a few days.  Yep, I threw away $130.  Nice!  I checked the trashcan every time I walked by it for two days, but our custodians are top notch.

Last week I was finally getting around to helping with the laundry mountain.  As I picked up a load of work clothes to haul them to the washer, there on the  floor, where the pile had been was the  "thrown away" gift card.  I took it right then a gassed up both cars.  I spent that sucker as quick as I could, so that I wouldn't lose it again.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Just call me Rick

I need to post this picture on a yahoo group list, so I am sticking it here so that I can link to it.

Now you know.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Been a while

I have been doing my bitching and groaning in person throughout the Spring and early part of the summer. So sorry you missed out on all of that.

My current hate, besides the heat of a dry summer and the fact that The Boss Lady's summer break ends in a couple of days? Netflix DVDs that force you to watch the previews. The last few discs we received were programmed so that you could not fast forward though the previews to navigate to the main menu. Tonight's feature presentation Sherlock Holmes is no exception to this incredibly annoying trend.

Technically they aren't forcing me to WATCH the previews, they just aren't letting me skip them. I turn off the TV while the DVD player does it's thing and I'll go back to the movie later, when I can access the main navigation screen.

Life must be going pretty well if this is the biggest complaint I can bring tonight.

Just for the record, this DVD had somewhere near 13 minutes of previews. That I did not watch,

Saturday, February 12, 2011

We are all skrewed

A screen grab from a facebook page dedicated to fighting cuts in the State funding of public education...

It has been a long time since I have been over here, but this was too good to pass up. I had to post it somewhere.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Overheard today

(and it wasn't about one of my students OR about me.)
"That boy don't know which end is up on his own a$$hole."

Thanks to my lovely bride for that jewel.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Tacky News

I am pretty sure I am old now. I just sent a complaint email to one of our local news stations.

They were covering a story about a family rocked by a tragedy this morning. During the coverage they included a couple of really tacky and distasteful bits of video coverage from the scene of drowning of a dad who jumped into the river to pull out his kids who had fallen in the water.

First came the shot of the EMS workers frantically working on a man who would soon be declared dead. I really doubt if any family want that last, tragic moment broadcast for the world? Then the real kicker. they showed a short clip of the kids, not more than 5 or 6 years old, standing off to the side of the chaos and crying their eyes out. It was tasteless.

I sent a short email and got a polite response pretty quickly. That is good, I guess. But still... I know this was real life and the sad occurrence is news worthy. But grow some class when you are picking the video to air, 'kay?