Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Cindy

I want to wish my Daughter Cindy a Very Happy 24th Birthday. Cindy is aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln right now. We love you Cindy. Happy Birthday Sweetheart.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Mac

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Mac ( Click Picture to Enlarge )

Obamanomics: Poverty on Track for Record Gain in 2009

The number of people in the U.S. who are in poverty is on track for a record increase on President Barack Obama's watch, with the ranks of working-age poor approaching 1960s levels that led to the national war on poverty.

Read more at Newsbusters

Me vs. Chuck Norris

Good morning everyone. It's a chilly 57 degrees outside and I have my coffee. I love this weather. My daughter Cindy asked me to put this picture up of me vs. Chuck Norris so here it is. :) Hope everyone has a great day.

Rules Kids Won't Learn in School

Rule #1. Life is not fair. Get used to it. The average teenager uses the phrase "it's not fair" 8.6 times a day. You got it from your parents, who said it so often you decided they must be the most idealistic generation ever. When they started hearing it from their own kids, they realized Rule #1.

Rule #2. The real world won't care as much about your self-esteem as your school does. It'll expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself. This may come as a shock. Usually, when inflated self-esteem meets reality, kids complain that it's not fair. (See Rule No. 1)

Rule #3. Sorry, you won't make $50,000 a year right out of high school. And you won't be a vice president or have a car phone either. You may even have to wear a uniform that doesn't have a Gap label.

Rule #4. If you think your teacher is tough, wait 'til you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure, so he tends to be a bit edgier. When you screw up, he is not going ask you how feel about it.

Rule #5. Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it opportunity. They weren't embarrassed making minimum wage either. They would have been embarrassed to sit around talking about Kurt Cobain all weekend.

Rule #6. It's not your parents' fault. If you screw up, you are responsible. This is the flip side of "It's my life," and "You're not the boss of me," and other eloquent proclamations of your generation. When you turn 18, it's on your dime. Don't whine about it or you'll sound like a baby boomer.

Rule #7. Before you were born your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way paying your bills, cleaning up your room and listening to you tell them how idealistic you are. And by the way, before you save the rain forest from the blood-sucking parasites of your parents' generation try delousing the closet in your bedroom.

Rule #8. Life is not divided into semesters, and you don't get summers off. Nor even Easter break. They expect you to show up every day. For eight hours. And you don't get a new life every 10 weeks. It just goes on and on.

Rule #9. Television is not real life. Your life is not a sitcom. Your problems will not all be solved in 30 minutes, minus time for commercials. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop to go to jobs. Your friends will not be perky or as polite as Jennifer Aniston.

Rule #10. Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.

Rule #11. Enjoy this while you can. Sure, parents are a pain, school's a bother, and life is depressing. But someday you'll realize how wonderful it was to be kid. Maybe you should start now.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I'm pissed

Ok, so Bloglines will officially shut down on October 1, 2010 and I am not happy about it. I loved using Bloglines and I hate Google reader. How is that for a post? LOL

Anyway, thinks are going ok here. The kids are all doing well and our son John is coming to visit us this week and Mike is going to come home on leave in February. Cindys ship got a Starbucks on it. :) She says "I had a Chai Latte last night and it was pretty good." We can't even get a Starbucks here in our city. I think the closest one is probably about 90 miles away. I'm glad they put one on the ship it gives them just a little taste of home when they are out on those long deployments. That's about all for now. Still pissed about Bloglines but such is life. LOL