I woke up this morning and figured that I’d written two posts yesterday and I might just take today off. Then I saw some amazing stupidity and couldn’t keep it to myself.
As I’ve previously said I drive a big car which means I can’t go from 0 to 60 in 30 seconds without using a whole tank of gas. That might be a slight exaggeration but it’s very slight. Most of the freeway entrances are setup really dumb in my opinion and I can’t make a 15 mph loop to the entrance and get up to 60 to merge without being rear ended by the oncoming traffic. Because of that I drive my mom to work on the freeway and back home on the surface streets. The surface streets on the way home take me through downtown Irving which has two main streets and they are both one ways.
This morning right as I start on the one way street a see a car a little farther up from me start turning. I thought he was at one of the side streets that connect the one way streets. That was not where this person was at all. This person had decided it would be smarter to make a u-turn and just come the wrong way back down this one way street. The street had just widened into three lanes which put me in the center lane. So luckily the person used the lane to my left. I actually slowed down from 30 mph to 20 just to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. This driver went all the way back to where the two one way streets merged going the wrong way.
There are somethings some people do that will never stop amazing me.
I placed this in the Peeves category because stupid people are a pet peeve of mine.
I read this and saw myself in it. This is my first Tickled Me Thursday, a good day to share with you something that tickled me. I’m like a giant Elmo. *The bad word is bleeped out.
This is the word women use to end an argument when they KNOW they are right and you need to shut up
This means SOMETHING, and you should be wary.
This is a dare, not permission; DON’T do it!
Is a woman’s way of saying F*** YOU!
She wants to think long and hard before deciding HOW and WHEN you WILL pay for your mistake.
For a more detailed list read this: vowe dot net :: 9 Deadly Words Used By A Woman
Dallas Fort Worth area like everywhere else is making cuts to their education budgets. That alone makes me cringe but what I heard on the news makes it seem down right impossible that there will be any educating left in our education system. While listening to the news, I heard that Fort Wort Independent School District has to come up with ways to cut, wait for it, at least 50,000,000. If I count my zeros right that’s 50 million dollars. Now I said at least, the high end figure is 80,000,000, making sure my zeros are right again it’s 80 million. How the, watch out for language here, hell does a school cut 80 million dollars and still continue to educate the children that are trapped in the district and they are trapped unless they move to a whole other city outside of that district. Now speaking for my family I am lucky enough not to live in the Fort Worth or Dallas school districts because if I did I’d be one of those trapped families. Our school district is looking into ways to cut the budget but they are discussing things like having the high schoolers start 45 minutes later so that the middle school bus drivers can also pick up the high school kids. That is a reasonable solution to me. I’m not sure if you’re aware but most of the Dallas area tax revenue comes from property owners there is no state tax.
I’m sure areas like The Colony aren’t as badly hit as others. Now in The Colony, and every time I drive through there I feel like I’m driving through a cult except for the humongous houses and McDonalds with crystal chandeliers. They get the heck taxed out of them, I’ve calmed down some hence the usage of censored wording. They’re schools are okay, well at least better than most.
I just don’t see how these changes can be possible and the kids can still be educated. This isn’t just a local problem, you’ve got schools laying off teachers, dropping classes, and public libraries closing. Money is being taken from schools, disability services, and senior services. Whether you have kids or not, these poorly educated children will be in charge of us in our old age, that’s a thought to always keep in mind.
Update: It just hit me yesterday when I was picking up my son who decided he wanted to walk home, I guess just not all the way home, that we have a new middle school opening this fall in our neighborhood which with all it’s innovative features will still be hit by all of the budget cuts. This is a new, zero energy, hands on school that my son will definitely be attending since the new boundaries have already been decided. We all already know the final repercussions of all the cuts, I’m just wondering what actual cuts will be made.
Well I’m finally back. It seemed like nothing could go right lately. First the snow and ice, then i got sick, then the rest of the house got a stomach virus lasting about 2 days in groups of 2, which of course finally wound it’s way back to me. I finally start to feel mostly better and then Jaime got our hosting account suspended. I didn’t want to start all over but I would and could have. I have a separate domain on another hosting company that I am using only for testing purposes because I don’t want to mess up these two blogs anymore. I am still not quite filling like myself but I am feeling a lot better, so I decided now that things have slowed down and are back in order it’s time for me to get back on track.
This is not the only blog I’ve neglected, I neglected them all but I think I’m good to go now. When I finish this post I will work out a schedule to make things a little easier. I think that a schedule is really needed so that if I must can preschedule a few posts in advance. I will be working out a schedule for both of my regular blogs. One blog pretty much manages itself and the last one like I said is for testing. I’ll get this together in no time just hard work and persistence will get me through.
On a brighter note I might be getting a new addition to my household soon. My dad’s dogs, both registered Shih Tzus just had puppies and I’ve been asking in advance for one almost 2 years. She’s almost ready to come home with me and I’m so excited. Due to complications while giving birth Shalimar only had three puppies and is unable to have any more. Both Shalimar and Dutch are both registered so the puppies are pure bred. My dad and stepmother are selling the 2 that we didn’t get. I am just glad that they are giving us one for free. I don’t really think their doing it for me though I think it’s more for my youngest daughter. She immediately stole her grandparents hearts.
I think that’s it for now. It’s dinner time in the house of too many last names. I would like to thank SoapBird for checking up on me, motivating me, and getting me back in line.
Last night I said that I would be posting later and I really wanted to but then Qiarra happened. She is officially 16 now. We had waited to go pick up her birthday gifts because there is nowhere in the house that we can lock them away.
For her birthday she has been asking for a collector’s edition of Risk. We decided to give in and take her to pick it up, by time she was done she had gone through her birthday budget. Once we got home it was time to play Risk. I knew what the game was but hadn’t played it growing up. Looking back, with my attention span that was probably a good thing. We played with her brother, 12 and sister, 9. The game felt like it took eternity to end. Believe me, the 9 year old was so excited when all of her territory was invaded by and lost to her big sister. About that time, Giavonni and I started whining about the fact that we just wished we would take our territories next. Vonni and I actually took turns begging and pleading for the pain and agony to end, yes it was that bad. The game finally ended after 6 hours at 3:00 am.
Then today, even after knowing better I still agreed to play because even at 16 she’s still my baby and I couldn’t hurt my baby’s feelings by saying no. We started about 6:00 pm today and Jaime and Vonni are still playing right now. Qiarra forfeited first at 10:00 and I finally just quit. I wouldn’t mind never playing again but of course I will because Qiqi will ask me to.
It always means so much to her when we spend time together and I get it because the bonds between a mother and daughter are special. As my oldest we share a special relationship. A day will come when she will know everything and I’ll be useless. So until that day I’ll cherish all the time we spend together even if it’s spent playing Risk.
*note even though this posted at 12:28 pm, I finished writing this post at 1:00 am
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