Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Oh the nerve!

So, I started building a blog over at wordpress and, lo and behold, some person has already named a blog "Figure It Out." The nerve! And, of course, I had to run off to a meeting in a few minutes and needed to come up with something quickly--the best I could do is Mindless Meanderings. Don't ask me where that came from except it's a nice way of saying I babble too much (which I do).

There are a few of my favorite links over there now and I'll be adding more as I have time. This page will still be here but I will no longer be updating it. So, you'll have to make an extra click or update your favorites to find me from now on.....such is life!

I think I'm going to move...

Well, I think I'm going to move this blog over to wordpress. I've been reading a couple of other blogs over there and, frankly, I'm far more impressed with wordpress than with blogger. Plus, as much as I like Gmail, the omnipresent nature of Google is starting to scare me. In another five years, I fear the world will be controlled by Google, Starbucks and Warren Buffett (if it isn't already!)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Rare Political Post

What I'm about to say may actually lead some members of my family to disinherit me (or something like that because, frankly, I don't think my mother would be too upset about this and the guberif doesn't know how to turn a computer on! There are some others, though, who will think I'm crazy....), but I think I like Ron Paul. I probably won't vote for him since:
1 - I live in Oregon and we don't have our primaries until AFTER the presidential election. And, even if we were in the same decade as the rest of the country, I'm a non-affiliated voter and therefore can't vote in the primaries.
2 - There is no chance he'd get the nomination because he doesn't walk the walk or talk the talk the way the party wants him too.

But still, I like him. I had never heard of him until he was on The Colbert Report and, in addition to speaking his mind no matter what the Republican party says, he was really goofy. And I like goofy people. Although I really don't like Goofy because, well, dogs shouldn't wear pants.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Color Distortion

I was over at Jessica's page and saw her post about these lovely markers. Am I wrong to find this a little ridiculous.
I mean, when I was in school, all my stick figures were drawn with black crayon--which I guess means they were black. Except for the face, of course, which was whatever color the paper was.
The truth is, I didn't really care about drawing people--I liked to draw things like cats, trees, houses, suns, clouds, fish, etc. And, frankly, none of these multicultural colors would have done me a lick of good.
BUT...let's say I was a politically correct grade schooler and wanted to draw "multicultural" people. The thing is, I'm pretty sure all these colors are included in the 64-color box of crayons, so why have them? And, no, the color that most matched my skin was not called "caucasian." (Actually, I can't remember what it was called, but I my guess is it was something like pale peach or some other non-offensive name like that).
I think the intent of teaching multiculturalism in the schools is to show kids that all people deserve respect--and I don't think these markers are doing that.
Stepping off the soap box....

Oh yes, forgot to mention....

The Amazing Race is back and it looks like this race might actually be a good one. Goths, lesbians and grandparents...can't beat that. Oh, except for the part where the guy who says, "Karma's a bitch, but I'm a bigger bitch" is the first one eliminated. This is going to be a GREAT season!

So much for NaBloPoMo

Yep, missed two days. I guess that means I'm a NaBloPoMo failure. But, the thing is, I was out of town and really didn't have that much to post. Posting regularly is great if you have something to say, but I really haven't had that much to say so I might as well not waste the bandwidth.

Or I could post silly quiz results like this one:

Your Inner Child Is Happy

You see life as simple, and simple is a very good thing.
You're cheerful and upbeat, taking everything as it comes.
And you decide not to worry, even when things look bad.
You figure there's just so many great things to look forward to.

Friday, November 02, 2007

To be or not to be....at work on Friday

I'm most likely going to shift to working part-time soon so that I can go back to school. I've decided to fulfill my lifelong ambition of becoming a teacher. Yes, I know most people's life-long ambitions are to be astronauts or presidents or whatnot but, frankly, I just don't aim that high. In any case, I have about 9 pre-requisite classes I need to take before I can enter a M.Ed program. To make it slightly more difficult, I can't take more than 8 credits at a university per term without enrolling (and, since I'm just doing pre-requisites right now, there isn't a program into which I can enroll!) There are a few classes I can take at a community college, but that only helps a little bit since 3 of the 4 classes I'll be taking at the community college have to be taken in sequence.

Oh well, credit hours is not what this post is about. It's about whether or not I should work on Fridays. I do want to have "regular" hours, so I was thinking I would work 4 hours a day every day. But, since I've realized that nothing happens in the office on Fridays, I'm now thinking Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings and all day Wednesdays and, yes, Fridays off.

Yes, that's sounds quite good!

Oh so cool!

Look over to the right side of the page and go down to the bottom of the links. See that? It's site meter and it's oh so cool!

I guess I'm one of those people who is easily impressed by things like that, what can I say?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

What month is it?

Apparently, November is the wrong answer. Apparently, the right answer is.....


What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks is that, you ask? It's National Blog Posting Month. I guess I have to post something on all my blogs every days this month. I don't know if that's possible, but I'm game. I'm sure my Studmuffin will remind me if I fall short of this....

I must think of something worthwhile to post here other than that I have rediscovered the magic of frozen fun-size milky ways....

...and we only had 5 trick-or-treaters.....

...and I hate Macy's......

....and there comes a point when you are just too old to dress up for Halloween at work (unless you work in IT....)