Friday, October 31, 2008

Conversation With A 3-Year Old

My niece Avery called me last night and this is how it went:

Me: Hello?
Avi: Hi Joy Joy what doing?
Me: Hi honey, I'm deciding what cake to make for grandaddy's birthday party, do you think he'd like a golf ball cake?
Avi: Yeah he likes the golf
Me: What are you doing?
Avi: I picked a boogie
Me: You picked a boogie?
Avi: Uh huh I picked a boogie out of my nose
Me: What did you do with the boogie, did you put it in a tissue?
Avi: I ate it
Me: You ate it? You ate the boogie?
Avi: Yep I ated the boogie out of my nose
Me: Avi D what am I gonna do with you silly girl? Ummm and how did it taste?
Avi: It was good, do you like boogies?
Me: Can't say I do sweetie, they look kinda gross
Avi: You should try it, have you tried it?
Me: No I've never tried it
Avi: We can put boogies on granddaddy's birthday cake, he would like that
Me: You can make grandaddy his own 'special' cake how's that?
Avi: OK cause I have lots of boogies I can make a big cake
Me: Grandaddy would love that!! Tell your mommy you're going to make a special cake for him all by yourself
Avi: MOMMY!!!! I'm going to make grandaddy a special boogie cake just from me!!!!!
Me: What did mommy say?
Avi: She said not to tell grandaddy what the special ingredient is and I'm not allowed to call you anymore hahahha bye Joy Joy Willy Wonka is on bye!!
Me: Bye Avi D lmao

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Melrose Place Is Back!!

Ever since they brought back 90210 I've been hoping that Melrose Place might make a comeback too and it is!! No info on when but they are looking for someone to write it right now. I hope it's not another year before it happens, but this made my day (I know I have a sad little life don't I lol).

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Ok so again we were in the car listening to the radio on the way home from Wilmington, which by the way with 3 kids can be a very LONG drive ;O), and they were talking about texting and such. They were asking people if they had ever sent a text or IM to someone it wasn't meant to go to. Most of the stories I have to say were pretty damn lame but there was one that had me rolling. Lop didn't think it was as funny as I did but OMG yes it was. Anyway this girl was talking about how she and her boyfriend were having text sex LOL and she accidentally sent the text to her brother LMFAO instead of her boyfriend. Anyway she was saying her brother was not to happy to be getting that text from his sister. OMG I was laughing cause I can not even imagine sending something like that to a family member. But it did make me wonder if anyone has sent a text or something to someone who shouldn't have gotten it


To which I have zero. As sad as that may sound it is very much the truth. My sisters zapped it all from my mom so that by the time she had me all talent was gone LOL. Anyway on the way from Wilmington we were listening to the radio and having fun. But I was thinking what would be the one talent you were not born with that you would like to have? For me that would have to be playing the drums. There is just something about them that makes you feel better. Maybe because I could pretend the drum part was someones head LOL and could take frustration out like that. Not sure but would love to be able to play them.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I have a Pet Peeve

OK lately something has been irritating me, it may be insignificant in the grand scheme of things but I'm annoyed. Why late at night do cable channels like Lifetime, Food Network etc. run those awful infomercials? I hate infomercials! If I'm up in the middle of the night and turn on the TV I want to watch a real show not have Billy Mays screaming at me to buy Oxy Clean. We are paying for cable service, and paying a lot, why can't they run regular programming 24/7? They have channels dedicated to everything under the sun, why can't they have a dedicated infomercial channel for the people who do like to watch them?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friends and Family???

Ok so for the past ummm 2 weeks or so I have been noticing that whenever I talk to friends or family (one in particular) That all I hear about is them them them. I have one person, Joanne, that I love to talk with because I make her talk and she lets me talk. We talk on the phone and email and it is the ONLY time it isn't about just one of us. Even if one of us is upset we still talk about each other lives. But it just seems with everyone else I end up sitting on the phone and end up doing other things and just saying uhhh huh every now and then. Is it just me? Or does anyone else get this also?

Just Curious

Ok so all I hear these days is how FOX News is such the Rep. channel. Ok I will even go with you on that. But why the hell is everyone so up in arms over it when there are what 5000 Dem. channels out there? The pull for Obama is just plain out of control. It amazes me when Biden screws up they never talk about it until FOX brings it up. But let MCCain or Palin do anything, no matter how small and they are all over it. So McCain might have ONE channel pulling for him and people get upset? OMG this world really has gone mad. Makes me sad to see what my children are going to have to face

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More Twins

You know how we were talking a while ago about all the celebrity couples having twins? Now there is another one. Charlie Sheen and his wife Brooke somebody just announced they are having twins in April I think. This is just bizarre.

Ideas for 2nd Stimulus Cover Broad Swath

The drumbeat for lawmakers to do more to boost the economy is growing louder. And the chances have increased that Congress could pass a second stimulus package during its lameduck session following the presidential election.

Over the weekend, Ed Lazear, the president's chief economic adviser, said that at least "parts of the country" are already in recession.

On Monday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told House lawmakers that "consideration of a fiscal package by the Congress at this juncture seems appropriate" given the risk of a "protracted slowdown."

And the White House said again that President Bush would be "open" to ideas for a second stimulus package, although press spokeswoman Dana Perino added that the administration would want to see details first before signing on. The administration believes that many of the proposals being discussed would not stimulate the economy.

Subtext: one person's idea of stimulus is another person's idea of pork.

Indeed, the path to enacting a stimulus measure is fraught with political and economic complexity. It has to be timed right and contain the right measures. It's more art than science.

What's Being Discussed

Democrats have been pushing for a second stimulus package for months. Many of their proposals have featured direct cash assistance, while Republican plans have been focused more on providing tax incentives and tax breaks.

Among the proposals from Democrats: extend jobless benefits, increase food stamps and invest more money in infrastructure projects to create jobs in the near term.

Critics of the infrastructure spending idea say it takes too long to work as economic stimulus. But proponents say it can create jobs if the money is put toward projects that are ready to go but for the funding.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials estimates that $18.3 billion worth of such projects are pending.

Democrats have also called for a moratorium on foreclosures and for making permanent a temporary increase lawmakers passed last February on loan limits for mortgages that may be backed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration.

The temporary increase on those limits to $729,750 was intended to make mortgages in high-cost areas more affordable. Previously, any loan over $417,000 was subject to higher rates. Under current law, the loan limits will fall to $625,500 next year if no changes are made.

Democrats have also been pushing for a reinstatement of seller-paid down payment assistance, which was prohibited in a housing bill signed into law this summer. The Federal Housing Administration, which backs affordable loans for borrowers with low-income or less-than-stellar credit, has said down payment assistance leads to too many homeowners defaulting.

Democrats, however, have been proposing more restrictions be placed on the provision so that it would result in far fewer losses to the FHA.

Republicans would prefer that stimulus measures include more tax breaks than direct payments. Among them: a temporary reduction or elimination of the capital gains tax on stocks and lower income tax rates for companies that buy distressed assets.

House Republicans are also calling for purchasers of homes that are not primary residences to be entitled to the same capital gains exclusion as owners who sell their primary residences. Currently, a single homeowner can exclude $250,000 of capital gains on a sale, while couples can exclude $500,000.

The proposal would only apply to people who bought second or third properties over the next 18 months and held their properties for at least five years.

"This could help take foreclosed properties off the market, raising home values," said House minority leader John Boehner, R-Ohio.

The presidential candidates, whose crisis-related stimulus plans differ in most ways, nevertheless both call for suspending the income tax on unemployment benefits and temporarily exempting seniors over 70-1/2 from having to make any withdrawals from their IRAs and 401(k)s.

Meanwhile, Bernanke suggested to lawmakers on Monday that they include measures "to help improve access to credit by consumers, home buyers, businesses and other borrowers."
Among the possibilities, he suggested that there could be more direct lending from the federal government to states - which are suffering from a budget crunch - as well as to consumers and businesses. Tax credits are another option, he said.

Among the possibilities, he suggested that there could be more direct lending from the federal government to states - which are suffering from a budget crunch - as well as to consumers and businesses. Tax credits are another option, he said.

Not Just the 'What' but the 'When'

Economists caution that any stimulus package must be well timed or it risks doing more harm than good.

Of course, that's easier said than done.

Bernanke said Monday that stimulus should be enacted when things are at their worst.
"Any fiscal package should be structured so that its peak effects on aggregate spending and economic activity are felt when they are most needed, namely, during the period in which economic activity would otherwise be expected to be weak," Bernanke said.

But Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of the Economic Cycle Research Institute, thinks ideally the best time for stimulus is at that crucial turning point between recession and recovery.

"[It] would be most effective if it hit the economy when it was already on the cusp of an upturn, thereby creating more of a V-shaped recovery. As of today, we do not see any sign of recovery in the next few months," Achuthan said.

Of course, the lag time between when legislation is passed and when it goes into effect can be two different things. The first stimulus package was passed last February. It consisted mostly of tax rebates. The rebates were first sent out in late April and continued into the summer.
The verdict on the effectiveness of those rebates is mixed to negative: While they boosted consumer spending in the short-term, they didn't do so nearly as much as they boosted consumers' savings or ability to pay down debt, neither of which is considered a short-term boost to economic activity.

The initial outlay for that first package, which also included business incentives, was $168 billion. This time around, depending on which measures are used, the cost could run between $150 billion and $300 billion.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

He did it again

Ok so they finally released Rock N Roll Jesus on Rhapsody so I got to listen to the whole album. I really never thought I would ever like a Kid Rock song but damn there are some GOOD songs on this one. When I heard this I had to google the words. The song just blew me away and then I had to see what he did with the video. Kid you got me with this one and so DAMN true. Here is the video and I am posting the words under it.

It's another night in hell
Another child won't live to tell
Can you imagine what it's like to starve to death

And as we sit free and well
Another soldier has to yell
Tell my wife and children I love them in his last breath

C'mon now amen, amen, amen

Habitual offenders, scumbag lawyers with agendas
I'll tell you sometimes people I don't know what's worse
Natural disasters or these wolves in sheep clothes pastors
Now God damn it I'm scared to send my children to church
And how can we seek salvation when our nations race relations
Got me feeling guilty of being white
But faith in human nature, our creator and our savior, I'm no saint
But I believe in what is right

C'mon now amen, amen
I said amen, amen

Stop pointing fingers and take some blame,
Pull your future away from the flame
Open up your mind and start to live
Stop short changing your neighbors
Living off hand outs and favors, and maybe
Give a little bit more than you got to give

Simplify, testify, identify, rectify
And if I get high stop being so uptight
It's only human nature and I am not a stranger
So baby won't you stay with me tonight

When a calls away
to break the sound
I'm faden down, I need someone
Oh to be someone
They just sinken down, and holden back
I hold the dawn and run
They don't save a child
Oh, to save a child

It's a matter of salvation from them patience up above,
So don't give up so damn easy on the one you love, one you love
Somewhere you got a brother, sister, friend, grandmother, niece or nephew
Just dying to be with you
You know there's someone out there who unconditionally, religiously, loves you
So just hold on 'cause you know it's true
And if you can take the pain
And you can withstand anything, and one day
Stand hand in hand with the truth

I said amen, I said amen
I said amen, I said amen,


Get involved or let go?

Ok so Preston who is in 4th grade comes home a few weeks ago with this assignment to ask his parents which person they are voting for and why, and then why not the other. Then was told he need to stay up to 10:30 to watch the debates and tell what FIVE key points they made and why they where good points.

So in other words what are your parents thinking on this because let's be real here do we really think a 4th graders mind is going to even begin to grasp what he is watching? Now grant you he is in Focus (which is for the smarter kids) but seriously even at that he would get so bored with it. I agree kids should learn about who is going to run there country but in FOURTH grade to be asked to watch the debates? Maybe I am undermining my child's ability to grasp what is or isn't being said here.

To me this draws the line and is not this teachers business. Because let's face it. It is going to be MY paper he is writing. His father is out of town or it would be his paper. So therefore it would be bias.

Anyway.... thoughts on this issue would be helpful

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It is crap like this

that makes me want to throw the hell up. We have friends on both sides. We may not see eye to eye on things and you know what? It is all good because that is what makes us all different. But when I see crap like this it just makes me want to throw up. Get over it NOT EVERYONE thinks or acts like you. OMG and to think she is ever so serious. I know who posted this and it is this crap that made she and I not be friends anymore. I mean grow the hell up!!! The following is her post NOT mine:

Seriously...This is beyond ridiculous at this point! I've had people argue with me for years that Republicans are not racist, that they are kind, God fearing individuals who wouldn't hurt a fly. I'm going to say it again, no they aren't! The racism is there and it's blatant. The hate is there...It's blatant too. The shear meanness is there as well and if you support the Republican party then that is you too. This is what you are voting for. Their answer for everything is violence. Don't agree with them? That's ok they'll pull out their guns and just shoot you. Or better yet they'll just beat the hell out of you, because you know talking is over rated in their minds. Sick!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Dirt Nuggets Are Gone!!

YESSS!!!! It took a court order to do it but the nasty dirt nugget neighbors loaded up a U-Haul and moved out yesterday! I'm dancing in the street!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

FINALLY justice is served

LAS VEGAS - Thirteen years to the day after being acquitted of killing his wife and her friend in Los Angeles, O.J. Simpson was found guilty of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room.

The 61-year-old former football star was convicted of all 12 counts late Friday after jurors deliberated for more than 13 hours. He released a heavy sigh as the charges were read and was immediately taken into custody.

Simpson, who went from American sports idol to celebrity-in-exile after his murder acquittal, could spend the rest of his life in prison.

I for one jumped up and down saying YES YES YES!!! Never bought he didn't kill his wife and now finally he did something that they can put his stupid ass away for. Thank you Las Vegas for doing this!!!