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|Wednesday, June 25th, 2008|
|Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006|
|I'm freakin OLD
Just in time for my 45th birthday on Friday, THIS comes out. I feel ancient. Sign me up for Senior Citizen's Discount at Denny's. As of Friday, I'll be closer to 50 than 40. How did this happen?
This year's college Freshmen:(1) The Class of 2010 has never known life without Barney videos.
(2) Hyundai Motor America will always be one year older than they
(3) When today's incoming freshmen were born, movie theaters were
showing Die Hard, Big, The Naked Gun, and Rain Man.
(4) Missing the muscle car heyday of the 1960s, the Class of 2010 is
seeing Detroit flex its American "muscle" for the first time
(e.g., Mustang GT, 300C, Charger, Camaro, Challenger).
(5) Today's incoming freshmen directly contributed to the stellar
success of numerous brands: American Idol, Apple, Skype, Amazon,
eBay, Mini, Cingular, and Starbucks.
(6) They would be shocked to learn that MTV used to air only music
(7) The Class of 2010 witnessed the Bush family's presidential
dynasty as a President Bush has been in the White House 10 out of
the past 18 years (to date).
(8) Members of this birth year were just as likely to be carpooled in
SUVs as minivans.
(9) This cohort was 13 years old when tragedy struck on September
(10) The incoming Class of 2010 has never known a world without the
Internet, cellphones, Prozac, Lexus, or laptop computers.
(11) Google has always been a verb.
|Friday, June 2nd, 2006|
Wow, I didn't edit the last entry, and the spelling is atrocious. Sorry amigos. Also, we have two new members of the family. Goldfish from Walfart. Their names are Plata and Oro. That's Spanish for Silver and Gold as that are their colors. Aren't I creative? I was going to name them Reuben and Cherise after a Jerry Garcia song that I love, but my boys thought that was too hippyfied. Hmmmph. If they only knew. But I do shave my armpits. Just because I can spin around dancing to Jerry's guitar jams doesn't make me a hippy. Only in their millenium eyes...
|Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006|
|Tuesday, December 27th, 2005|
Should I post this on my forehead during my sessions with clients???
|Friday, November 18th, 2005|
|Reminds me of a story..........
CNN.com - Wayward student stuck on corner - Nov 16, 2005
Sorry, but I think this is funny. AND appropriate. Those who buy into the bullshit of "positive reinforcement works better than punishment" does not know how the human brain works.
Truly what most deters unwanted, undesirable behavior is making sure that the consequences for that behavior are 1)severe enough, and 2)as immediate as possible.
Before all you "self esteem promoting","This is child abuse" protestors get on your high horse, let me tell you that:
1)This is definitely NOT child abuse. I've seen child abuse. I KNOW what that does to children. This is NOT IT!
2)The mother is right there with the kid. Standing on the corner. Behind her all the way. Merely trying to prove a point, when apparently, nothing else snapped this kid out of her little world of fantasy.
I commend this mother for being willing to stick to her guns to let her daughter know that slacking off on academics and not going to school is NOT acceptable behavior. IF she's embarrassed, oh well. Doing this could save her tons of embarrassment later in life when she thinks everyone else will just "do it for her."
Reminds of when I was 11 and the whole "children need to have their self esteem built up" crapola first was coming into being. My dad was reprimanding me for not doing something I was supposed to do. I tried the line: "But dad, you will ruin my self esteem." My father got this contorted look on his face as he tried to regain his composure. His words to me were:
"Your self esteem is YOUR problem. But in THIS house, you will behave, and do your chores." I never forgot that. And he's right. My parents job was to assure that I had essentials, and guidance. Self esteem is up to me, myself, and I.
Yes, yes, I know. There's verbal abuse, and emotional abuse, and physical abuse, and all that. TRUST me, I'm painfully aware of that. I just don't feel this is an example of it. Quite the contrary, imo. Of course, they had Children's Services in on the Okalahoma case. Puuullleeeze. They leave babies with CRACK moms. And people are upset about this????????? I'm just sayin....
|Thursday, November 17th, 2005|
|Wednesday, November 9th, 2005|
|Friday, November 4th, 2005|
Dammit. I wanted THIS icon for my last entry. How come when I choose it, it still does my default?
|Scandals, and Drama, and Politics, Oh My
Who can tell me if there's ever been an administration at the White House where there hasn't been some sort of scandal or unethical behavior going on???? Current Mood: sleepy
|Thursday, November 3rd, 2005|
|WARNING: THIS IS A RANT
AOL News - Jury Finds Merck Not Liable in Vioxx Trial
Personally, I'm glad they were not held accountable. I have big problems with all these lawsuits. It's turning me into a Libertarian! (Too much bureacracy, not enough personal responsibility.)
Malpractice and negligence were not involved in this case. Whenever a patient takes a drug there are risks of controversial effects. Always. This is not the fault of the drug companies or the doctor prescribing them. It just means that for whatever reason, this person reacted in a particular way to a medicine.
We bitch and bitch about getting medicines in this country and how expensive they are. Well...DUH...this kind of bs propogates the expense. If a person truly does not want any possible deleterious effects of a medicine, then they should not take the medicine. IT's always their right to not take it. No one, not a physician, a pharmacist, a drug company, NO ONE can say for certainty how a person will react to a medicine. Or to a surgery. Or to a procedure. And yet. Sue, sue, sue the PANTS off people if something goes wrong. Why do we think we can have things both ways? Do we want lower costs, and easier drug feasability? Or are we going to continue to play these dumb ass games, blaming someone else for something that could NOT be known????
|Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005|
|This is your brain. This is your brain on Drugs.
My, my, I see they have legalized "small" amounts of marijuana in "The Mile High City." Being that I'm a drug counselor, I guess you all know where I stand on this one. The thought that it is "less harmful than alcohol" is erroneous. All kinds of things in the brain are effected by THC. Long term usage is detrimental. Mmm, mmmm, mmm...didn't THIS just open up a whole can of worms.
|Friday, October 28th, 2005|
|Thursday, October 27th, 2005|
So I have Limewire, and have been so excited d/l songs. How do I get them from Limewire to Windows Media Player so that I can get them to my IPAQ? Or can I go write from Limewire to IPAQ?
Why am I such a dork about these things??
|Saturday, October 22nd, 2005|
3 cups dry oatmeal
1/2 cup margerine or butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup each nuts and dried fruit (optional) [I used peanuts and roasted pumpkin seeds]
First melt the margerine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the honey and salt. Honey is easiest to measure in a well oiled measuring cup. Heat the honey briefly with the margarine and then add the oatmeal. Stir it up nicely. Turn the mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet, the kind with shallow sides. Spread the granola out evenly and bake it at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. It should be a toasty brown. Now remove it from the oven and allow it to cool and crisp up there in the pan. Sotr it in a clean canor sealed canister. Add the nuts and dried fruit when the granola is cool.
To make granola bars:
3 cups of the homemade granola
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Optional: 1/2 cup raisins, or peanuts, or chocolate chips, or coconut, etc...
In saucepan melt the margarine and peanut butter together.
Make sure the heat is low and sitr it a lot to melt it evenly. Meanwhile crack both eggs into a cereal bowl and beat them up with a fork. When the margarine and peanut butter are completely melted together remove the pan from the heat. Whisk in the eggs. You have to do this quickly so the eggs don't turn into scrambled eggs. The mixture whill thicken and emulsify making a nice dough like texture. Beat in the vanilla. Sitr in the prepared home made granola. Add any optional ingredients to suit your taste. Turn the mixture into an oiled 8 inch square pan. Chill the bars in the fridge until hard. Cut into 16 squares.
Off to go run. The older son is off to Minnesota for four, count them FOUR hockey games. Two today, and two tomorrow. We can't go because hubby and I are both on call. Almost all his games are in Minnesota. We'll go next weekend.
The younger son is playing football today, then the finale is tomorrow at the high school stadium. He's gotten over his pissiness that I can't be there tomorrow. I'll definitely be there today, and I've been at every other one!!!
I love the crispness. I made homemade granola, and today am turning them into granola bars. Call me Mother Earth. HAH! I'll post the recipe later if anyone is interesetd.
I'm also going to attempt a homemade Thai Chicken Pizza tonight all of my own makings. WE'll see. Wish me luck.
Have a good weekend.
Ooooh. Next weekend is end of Daylight Savings. I'm one of the few who LOVES when it gets dark earlier. And naturally, I love that extra hour of sleep!
|Wednesday, October 19th, 2005|