Friday, May 23, 2008

Happy Belated Birthday

I'm a bad mom. Patrick turned one on Saturday and I forgot didn't have time to put up a birthday post. He is doing really well - he pulled himself up (to a standing position) yesterday by holding daddy's hands and now has SEVEN teeth. Holy crap people! Though he has received the curse of my family's teeth it seems as two of the bottom ones are crooked. Anyway - I do have pictures of cake splattered boy (and he sure WAS dirty) that I will share. Eventually. I promise.

In the mean time - I have some NASTY cold, complete with cement in the sinuses and ear infection and VERY SORE throat. Anyone know any tricks to ease the sore throat? I could really use some info peeps as I may have to kill myself soon to be rid of the pain.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Just Say No

to Obama

He wants the UN to have the ability to "tax" the US for foreign aid

H/T Mrs. Who

I can't believe there are retards in this country who actually support this Socialist's agenda.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Just for you Aunt Tammi

Apparently CNN has a partnership with Career Builder and they posted the top 10 interview mistakes today. So, since I AM her favorite niece and blog daughter I thought I would post them to help Aunt Tammi in her job search.... just remember you are NOT supposed to do any of these things.....

• Candidate answered cell phone and asked the interviewer to leave her own office because it was a "private" conversation.
• Applicant told the interviewer he wouldn't be able to stay with the job long because he thought he might get an inheritance if his uncle died - and his uncle wasn't "looking too good."
• The job seeker asked the interviewer for a ride home after the interview.
• The applicant smelled his armpits on the way to the interview room.
• Candidate said she could not provide a writing sample because all of her writing had been for the CIA and it was "classified."
• Candidate told the interviewer he was fired for beating up his last boss.
• When the applicant was offered food before the interview, he declined saying he didn't want to line his stomach with grease before going out drinking.
• An applicant said she was a "people person" not a "numbers person" -- in her interview for an accounting position.
• During a phone interview the candidate flushed the toilet while talking to hiring manager.
• The applicant took out a hair brush and brushed her hair.

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Found this article today that just..... well I'll let you form your own opinions

Copied in it's entirety from here

Why Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Jeanna Bryner

Individuals with conservative ideologies are happier
than liberal-leaners, and new research pinpoints the reason: Conservatives
rationalize social and economic inequalities.
Regardless of marital status,
income or church attendance, right-wing individuals reported greater life
satisfaction and well-being than
left-wingers, the new study found.
Conservatives also
scored highest on measures of rationalization, which gauge a person's tendency
to justify, or explain away, inequalities.
The rationalization measure
included statements such as: "It is not really that big a problem if some people
have more of a chance in life than others," and "This country would be better
off if we worried less about how equal people are."

To justify
economic inequalities, a person could support the idea of meritocracy, in which
people supposedly move up their economic
status in society based on hard work and good performance.
In that way, one's social class attainment,
whether upper, middle or lower, would be perceived as totally fair and
If your beliefs don't justify gaps in status, you could be left
frustrated and disheartened, according to the researchers, Jaime Napier and John
Jost of New York University. They conducted both a U.S.-centric survey and a
more internationally focused one to arrive at the findings.
"Our research
suggests that inequality takes a greater psychological toll on liberals than on
conservatives," the researchers write in the June issue of the journal
Psychological Science, "apparently because liberals lack ideological
rationalizations that would help them frame inequality in a positive (or at
least neutral) light."
The results support and further explain a
Pew Research Center survey from 2006, in which 47 percent of
conservative Republicans in the U.S. described themselves as "very happy," while
only 28 percent of liberal Democrats indicated such cheer.
The same
rationalizing phenomena could apply to personal situations as well.
"There is
no reason to think that the effects we have identified here are unique to
economic forms of inequality," the researchers write. "Research suggests that
highly egalitarian women are less happy in their marriages compared with their
more traditional counterparts, apparently because they are more troubled by
disparities in domestic labor."
The current study was funded by the National
Science Foundation.

I just don't even know what to say about this except WTF?!??!!!

Monday, May 05, 2008

My Kid is a Genius and Other Exciting News

Patrick is just developing in leaps and bounds now. I was starting to get worried that he wasn't crawling or anything yet (yes I *know* he was a preemie and it is SUPPOSED to take a little longer) but just in the last week he is crawling as a regular mode of transportation. He has also figured out how to sit up from his tummy and to get back down when he's done sitting up. He has sprouted yet ANOTHER tooth - this one on the top and also NOT in the front. AND, already in the last few days that he is crawling, he is trying to find things to pull himself up on. I am very pleased. He is getting sooooooo big!

More exciting news - I found out St. Leo's has a sattelite campus at Santa Fe Community College here in Gainesville and the tuition is about half that of the online program so I don't have to go broke attending school if they indeed freeze the Florida Resident Access Grant I wanted to get.

Even better exciting news....


I got a 04 Honda Accord - 42k miles on it, and got a heck of a deal - my husband and I work well together. I will try and take some pics when I get home tonight and post them. It's white, with camel interior - and it's the micro-suede - very nice! The car is IMMACULATE, I think old people owned it before. I am so excited to NOT be driving my old car anymore, though it was a very good car while it lasted.

The good thing about having a husband who is a mechanic - once you tell them that they pretty much quit trying to sell you junk and let you pick what you like.