Sunday, January 27, 2008

School Pictures

I had to laugh. I was talking to a friend and when I said that bud played hockey and has been she thought I was one of those parents. I said no way. He makes choices on what he wants to do. An example is when HE decided to do hockey camp over Disney. I am not rich, so those kinds of choices need to be made. Anyways that leads me to the new discussion we had. He asked if we were going to go to Disney I said no we only have that option every other year. His eyes got sad and he said with tears welling in his eyes "Does that mean no hockey camp?". Well that means a change of plans. We now have to calculate camp in to the budget again. On top of that there now needs to be a "friends birthday" line on the budget. He gets invited to birthdays like you wouldn't believe. He has had 2 already this year. He has another this weekend. That's $15 per kid. Add in the kids in his class and hockey team, add the to the kids from last years team and the after school program and that's a lot. Now we can't go to all of them, but if you are invited you still send a gift. That is what I was brought up to do. So......

I am missing the point here.

As I was showing her Buds hockey picture the flip side of the holder was his school picture. She laughed when she said he really looks like that all the time? I proudly said yes. He is an individual. So for those of you who have not seen it here it is. Laugh if you must, but there is no one else like him.

FYI - I did buy the copyrights to this image.
enjoy life!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Some thing for the masses

There has been so much going on. I have this new job that is really great. It is good for me and a huge challenge. Since I work in the finance field I came into a job that needed someone to make decisions based on experience. Basically do what you need to do and I don't care how you do it.
This is where I need to give props to a former asshat of a boss. He was a jerk to me, but he taught me the right and wrong way to do things. I have taken his method and applied it to my job. Some of it works, some of it still needs to be worked out to fit the current role.

I had to let go one of the clerks that was there and hire a new one. I hired this really cute Asian lady who is in her late 50's. She took an early retirement package from a huge copy company and wants to work. What a concept. She learned everything and does it well.

My sister-in-law had her baby, named him after my brother. My other sister-in-law announced at my sons birthday that she was having a baby. Great more idiots reproducing. She is a freak. There are stay at home moms that are really cool like Ubie and Because I said so Dawn, however my sister in law tells her kids that yogurt is ice cream, they can't have candy at home, but if you want it at other peoples house it is a free for all, and no matter what you buy her kids for Christmas or birthday even thought you buy exactly what she wants you to buy she still says it does not fit and wants a receipt. I have even seen her put stuff we gave her kids on ebay. Gotta love her. NOT! She is the kind I do not like.

So I have been crazy busy. Excuses excuses, but I know I could not come back unless I had my post ready from my NYC trip.

Next on a site from Ubie I had to copy this....... it was pretty neat.

Go to……1.
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result as a comment in this post.

Since I am user duhhh I was not able to create my album cover the right way,

My band was called Game Night (throw back to a cheesy 80's band)
My album was called "This isn't even wrong" (huh??)
and the album pict was a picture of a couch with a bunch of dish towels on it. As I n=mentioned before I am a duhh and could not get it to work.

In all it is kinda cool.

enjoy life!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Part Two Binghamton to Syracuse

OK this was a while back and now I need to rejoin where I left off on this lovely story.

So.... We drop off the scuba guy and Tracey drives from Binghamton to Syracuse. We leave the driveway and head up THAT hill. As we start to go up it seems a lot steeper than it really was. We ease our way up about 15 feet and all of a sudden the wheels are spinning really fast and we are sliding sideways and backwards down the hill. Yes it is possible if you do not believe me tough nuggies! So Tracey puts the brakes on and we try again only this time we are sliding towards the guard rail and if I was ambitious enough I could have rolled down the window and touched it. So she is really pressing on the gas and trying to get to the spots on the hill that are not covered in ice. She finally gets us to the top and we are all a mess. Panicked and greatful that there were no cars coming up or down the hill. My heart did not regain a regular beat for about 20 minutes. We head out of Binghamton via Interstate 81 North. We are trucking at a decent pace and we come upon an accident on an overpass. No big deal, right?? we slow down and we drive in quiet the rest of the way to Syracuse. Not because I have nothing to say, but the speed limit is 65 and we are going 40. Yup, you read correctly we are going 40. The slush was horrible, the roads are barely visible and we just keep moving. We were in a line of other cars that was about 15 cars and tractor trailers long. All of a sudden an SUV is coming up behind us about to pass in the passing lane. Then it disappeared. I swear that it was there and I broke the silence and said to Tracey..."did you see that car behind you?" She said no she was concentrating on the road in front of her. I said there was an SUV behind us just about to pass and it went off the road and down the embankment. She said "no talking driving". Yes, the roads were that bad. I was going to call it in to the 911 dispatchers, but I could not even see a mile marker on the side of the road. So I had this overwhelming sense of uselessness. I wanted to help and couldn't. We keep going and arrive in Syracuse at 11:00pm. This would be the same time the flight was scheduled to arrive in Syracuse had Tracey and Scuba Bob decided to take it. Now it is my turn to drive. I drive from Syracuse to my mom's home. The roads are as clear as can be. The drive took less than planned and I was pulling in to her driveway at 1:00. Being that our flight wad supposed to land in Buffalo at 1:00, and we would have needed to drive an extra hour after that, we did well. I dropped my mom off at home and proceeded to back track to my house. I got home at 2:00 am.
For the first time in 14 years I have never had to drive and, I would have done that again in a heartbeat, however I now know that I need to plan smarter at the ticket counter.

enjoy life!