A Facebook Conversation

The day after the election…

Chuck does not know what to do with all that Gen X cynicism he’s carried for 20 years. 10:45am

Miss Guided at 10:52am November 5
I am sure something will come along that you can pour it into. I hope O can make the world a better place, but I doubt it.

Linda at 10:55am November 5
Miss Guided – you have to believe it for it to happen. He’s only a man. He needs help from everyone now. Sounds like you won’t be helping and I’m sad to hear that. But many of us are going to turn this world around and we’ll reap the benefits.

Miss Guided at 11:21am November 5
Curious, how do you suppose I am not willing to help? I teach my kids to be responsible humans, I don’t take what isn’t mine, I am faithful to the path God has called me to. What, exactly, do you want my help with. I am always willing to serve those around me.

Mark at 11:32am November 5
Chuck, light fuse and get away!

Linda at 11:50am November 5
LOL Mark.

Miss Guided – First, I didn’t say definitively that you would NOT help. I said it sounds like you won’t help. And the reason I said that was the overall pessimistic attitude (i.e. “I hope O can make the world a better place, but I doubt it.”). So, you’re saying you ARE willing to help, and that’s great. I hope to see you put your money where you mouth is, but I doubt it.

Miss Guided at 12:06pm November 5
What money? What do you need my money for? Right now I am kind of using it taking care of my kids and our home. I need it to pay for our mortgage, to buy the food we don’t produce ourselves, to pay for my kids if they need medicine or the materials we need to educate them. To pay for the gas to take them places, to pay for the electricity to keep them warm, to pay for the auto insurance so if we injure someone we can provide for their relief. And the very important internet access. Now, we do all of this without debt, without stealing, and without asking for money from people we don’t know. Can you please be more specific on where I should put my money?

Linda at 1:50pm November 5
“Can you please be more specific on where I should put my money?”

Um, yes, but I don’t want to be kicked off Facebook.

Miss Guided at 2:04pm November 5
So does that mean I win the debate? You can’t come up with a response that wouldn’t be considered inappropriate? Please, I am genuinely interested, please tell me what change you hope to see in the next 4 years or 40. What do you want to happen?

Linda at 2:07pm November 5
Yes, Miss Guided, you win.

Miss Guided at 2:12pm November 5
Does that mean you aren’t going to tell me what you hope to see in the future and I have to find another liberal friend to explain it to me?

Linda at 2:16pm November 5
Color me impressed. You finally gleaned something from all of this.

Miss Guided at 2:24pm November 5
That you can’t give me a strait answer? What did you learn?

Linda at 2:35pm November 5
That you don’t know the difference between glean & learn. Time to pick up my boys. Toodles!

I love that all these people who claim that McCain would have crossed party lines to help our world simply aren’t willing to do the same or support Obama in doing so. Of course, all of them believe he has terrorist ties (talk about a bunch of racists, every single one). So, for those who say, “Don’t blame me I didn’t vote for him,” don’t worry, you won’t hear that from me. But when he does help us, you better not take any of the credit either and you better be willing to swallow your misguided pride and admit that he actually did help. Though, from what I’ve seen, they’ll say the good comes from Republicans putting things in place first. I’ll tell you, if there is a bumpy road in this process, it will come from all the Republican lumps of crap in the road we have to get over.

Life Updates

If you’re on Facebook, you probably know all of this. But for those who haven’t moved to the dark side, Joe is currently in the Seattle area and has had his two interviews. Both were fantastic, but one of the two was way better than he thought it was going to be. That area is now a huge contender. We’ll wait to see if offers are made, but they are expected. Next on the docket are interviews in State College, PA, Lexington, KY and possibly, Baltimore, MD (if they want to foot some of the bill).

School is going well for Ari, Josh and me.

Since I’m here…KidDoc, when I got the package from you, I expected it was going to be the clothes so I let it set for a while. Josh kept jumping up and down on it so I figured I better open it. I was absolutely floored to get the mug from Greece. Thank you sooooo much. It’s an awesome addition. The pics were fantastic, though. What a beautiful little man you have there. If Seattle is going to be our destination, we have got to find a way to visit you guys before we move. Maybe spring break? Ari has been asking about his uncle a lot lately, especially after seeing pics of your baby. He wants to know that if you have a baby if you’re still interested in playing with him. LOL It’s very cute. Needless to say, he’s attached.

How about a little update from everyone else?

Spam From Mom

My mom sends some occasionally funny things via email, but most of the time I just go ahead and delete them. Well, I’m posting this one because I LOVE it.

POWERFUL WOMEN’S MOTTO
Live your life in such a way that
when your feet hit the floor in the morning,
Satan shudders & says…
“Oh shit! She’s awake!!”

Ooooookay

CNN has been damn entertaining lately.

Alamo claims to be unique among Christian preachers because he was born a Jew and had a “supernatural experience” through which he became a born-again Christian.

“I am a completed Jew,” he said, though he added that he had never believed in Judaism.

Alamo’s anti-Catholic bias is evident as he speaks. He claims the White House is in league with the Vatican, which he says also controls the United Nations.

He said being a Jew gives him special insight.

“We wrote the Bible. I don’t want these stinking gentiles in Rome telling me what it says. They don’t know,” he said.

A completed Jew? Funny, I don’t feel incomplete.

Sad, But True

How We Became the United States of France

Here’s an excerpt from the article, which was eerily one of the most disturbing things I’ve read recently.

The average American is working two and half jobs, gets two weeks off, and has all the employment security of a one-armed trapeze artist. The Bush Administration has preached the “ownership society” to America: own your house, own your retirement account; you don’t need the government in your way. So Americans mortgaged themselves to the hilt to buy overpriced houses they can no longer afford and signed up for 401k programs that put money where, exactly? In the stock market! Where rich Republicans fleeced them.

What Now?

I wasn’t quite sure what to use as the title to this post. The reason for my posting is to simply have something new up here. I want to have something that tells people what is going on with at least one writer here. Maybe the other writers can chime in with what’s going on with them now, too.

Ari & Josh began a new school. The both had great first days yesterday and I couldn’t be more pleased. I had a meeting with Ari’s old school district because they had to go over results of standardized tests used to move kids from early education to school age education. Simply, Ari is above his peers in 90% of the areas mentioned. For obvious reasons (autism) it’s the social stuff that still needs work. But, he ranked so high that he wouldn’t have even qualified for services with the school district. For obvious reasons, again, that’s why we’ll be choosing private schools in the future. We want to have all the supports in place to help Ari succeed as much as possible. A low teacher:student ratio is what we’re looking for in the future.

Moxie ate something a couple of weeks ago that got lodged. She spent a night in the hospital to figure out that it was passing. That was a prized $550. If she would have needed surgery, it would have been $1500. We’re thankful she didn’t need surgery. Marinda has terrible allergies and will begin allergy shots in a couple of weeks once her injectables are in. Thankfully, I know how to give those to dogs since I’ve worked as a vet tech!

Joe is full force into interviewing. We were recently in Sandusky, Ohio and that was really, really nice. It’s a small town, but it’s close to Cleveland, so there’s access to more. Upcoming interviews include Spokane, WA & Olympia, WA. There will probably be others, but they may be last minute.

School is going well for me, though last semester was challenging. I reduced my course load this semester and feel a lot better, especially since now I have the days to peacefully study while the kids are in school. I’m just enjoying my weekends for now because once Ari goes back to Religious school in Sept. I only have one day I “could” sleep in.

My little project (some of you know what this is) is still going, but there are no results…yet. I’m thinking that if everything happens for a reason, maybe there’s also a reason things DON’T happen. Wish I had a crystal ball.

I’m back to the gym now that the kids are back in school, too. That feels good, but I feel guilty having not gone in a while. I’ll get over the guilt quickly enough when I keep going.

I think that’s it for now. So, what’s going on with YOU!!!

The Morons Are Out Again

Well, the Michael (Weiner) Savage thing is now the rage. Per his own mouth…

Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I’ll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out. That’s what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, “Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.”

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Kiddoc is a Mommy!

We had big surprise yesterday! Baby Kiddoc decided to make an appearance 5 weeks early. He is 5 pounds 6 ounces and 17 inches. He was born via C section at 5:53 pm after about 16 hours of labor. He is 5 pounds 6 ounces , 17 inches long, cute and sleepy.

Mom and Dad are a little sleep deprived. Baby appears to be fine.

Mazel Tov to the new family!

I didn’t include the baby’s name because I wasn’t sure if she wanted to share that with the whole world. I will leave that up to her when she’s ready to come chime in.

Ah…that’s what I’m talkin about

I got a little frustrated last night when I realized that my theme was doing weird things and that I had to change. What I ended up realizing is that all I needed to do was deactivate a plugin that served zero purpose. That allowed me to move back to this theme, which is so easily manipulated. Because of that, I added something fun. Margaritas anyone?