Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hitting Home

50 percent more US children went hungry in 2007

Children left under Nebraska's safe-haven law

Citigroup to cut more than 50,000 jobs

So by all means...let's help other countries first.
Let's bailout wallstreet because they got greedy and got busted for it.
Let's bailout the big 3 because they are too stupid to figure out how to build quality cars and run a decent business.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

This too shall pass...

It's snowing.
And that's all I have to say about dat...

The Month From Hell

The Cube Monkey has been MIA. Actually I've been whirling around in the gates of hell for the past 30 some days. Thankfully, things seem to be leveling out.
  1. Work goes nutso trying to achieve PCI compliance.
  2. My Grandfather took to his deathbed.
  3. My friend gets diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
  4. Mr. Stomach Flu visited the house.
  5. A week later I contract the cold from hell. It's been more than 2 weeks and still lingering. The past few years my hubby and son would get the horrible colds and it would pass me by. The Doc said "well, what comes around goes around..". Guess my number was up. lol
  6. I end up 2 weeks behind in my college course. The prof has been very understanding, but communicated that if I don't catch up and keep up, I will flunk.
So now...
  1. Work has calmed down to an enjoyable pace.
  2. We buried my Grandfather this past Monday. He was 94 and tired of having to have people wipe his ass. He wanted to go. He had a long and wonderful life, so while it is sad...we were happy he got what he wanted.
  3. My friend is "ok" for now. Just had her 2nd round of chemo and feels like dog shit which should pass in a few days. Also, her sister is now in town. =)
  4. Stomach flu has left the building and the cold is getting better.
  5. I am pretty much caught up with my school work.
On a fun note....I'M GETTING A WII FOR CHRISTMAS!!! I'm so excited! =)

What a weird year this has been....

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Relief











The world will never be the same.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Early Voting

The hubby and I decided to go early vote last nite since the mucous monster had me bed ridden all weekend with a death grip on a bottle of nyquil.
I tried to go before work yesterday morning, but the line was over a block long 1/2 hour before it opened.
We got there at about 5:45 and again, the line was all the way down the front of the building, which is an old shut down builders square building, so it's pretty huge. We were prepared to wait a few hours.
We "thought" the line outside was the worst of it. hahahaha
Found out that was the easy part.
We were only outside about 15 minutes. Once inside the fun began. 3 hours and 15 minutes of standing and sitting and waiting. Some folks had been there going on 4 hours.
They passed out clipboards to fill out while outside in line, which helped the process. Come to find out they were processing 1000 voters an hour. They had processed over 4000 voters on Sunday and close to 10,000 yesterday.
I didn't like it, but I did it. A small price to pay to attempt to change the world.
My husband, whom is VERY quick to get VERY cranky from lack of food (we left our dinner 1/2 cooked to go vote) and had his knee replaced in May (my knees hurt from standing, so I KNOW his did) didn't complain. He brought up the fact that there are countries where you risk your life to vote and people do it anyhow, because it is THAT important.
We decided it was a pain in the ass to wait that long, but at the same time, it was AWESOME, in every sense of the word, to see that kind of turnout.
We took our 14 year old, so he could experience the process and this historical event. He was less than thrilled with the wait and grumbled a bit. But once we got our ballot and hit the booth, I think he was a little excited. I told him "we did it...we helped to change the world". I think he actually had a look of pride.