Friday, June 27, 2008

Happy Friday...

Pop open a cold one and enjoy the weekend... have fun and be safe!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I Can't Deny It...

Little Albert was such a good student!

My friend over at GingerSnaps inspired this post!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Round and Round We Go...

I am at that point again... 

To get a puppy. Or not to get a puppy. 

That seems to be the question.

On one hand... I feel this is a good time in my life to get one. I live close to where I work, so I could go home during my lunch hour to help the housebreaking process and spend time with the puppy. I am much more responsible than I was when I had my first dog... and would do the proper things to ensure that the puppy would be well socialized and get the one-on-one time it deserves. (Not that my first dog wasn't socialized... but I was flying by the seat of my pants on how to properly raise him.) And quite frankly, the daily walks would do me just as good as the puppy!

On the other hand... I don't have a great yard for a dog. So do I try to fence what little yard I have or add a run line?? Of course, my dog wouldn't spend a lot of time outside... I want an inside dog. Yet with Michigan winters, how long do I want to be out in the blowing snow waiting for the dog to do it's "doody"!! Then there is my cat, Lilly. There is the underlying fear that she won't care to have a slobbery mutt hanging around HER house! Can I get them to live happily together? Another fact is that if and when I do take a trip... who will watch my pets? It's easier to pass off a single animal onto someone rather than a whole brood of creatures.

So there you have it... the never-ending merry-go-round of whether I should get a puppy or not.

Any thoughts??

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sick and Wrong....

Winner of $57M Mega Millions 
has criminal record

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The winner of last week's $57 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot is a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty to assault with intent to commit sexual penetration and pleaded guilty to breaking and entering charges .


For all of us hard-working, law-abiding citizens who buy lotto tickets now and then... this is just a slap in the face.

All I can say is that at least now he will be able to afford his own lawyer the next time he gets caught breaking the law!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Let It Be...

People are People... and Love is Love.

More than 55 years after they first met, longtime partners and 
human-rights activists Del Martin, 87, and Phyllis Lyon, 83, 
at 5:01 Monday night became the first same-sex couple 
to be married in San Francisco.


Whether you think it is right or wrong... 
and although I admit that I sometimes can't wrap my 
thoughts around the whole gay/lesbian issue... 

Everyone deserves the right to be happy.

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Photo Says It All...

Luke Russert, son of the late 'Meet the Press' moderator Tim Russert, touches his father's empty chair on the darkened set at 
NBC studios in Washington.

Rest in Peace....

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Truth about Life...

My dad passed this on to me... and I thought I would share it!

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! 

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the lightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on our own time...

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.