Ugh; fingers crossed for rain, and that West Michigan just had its last 80 degree weekend. We’ve already got leaves on the ground for goodness sake!
Some things to make you smile…
I feel great sadness for what is becoming of our world, and I do not think it is fair to blame the teachers who are managing our children’s education.
It is really, really difficult for me to not reply to a comment posted online in response to a news story, video, etc. and so on and so forth, that is so unbelievably ignorant, that the internet itself should censor this crap.
So, as there was a suicide yesterday at our county jail, I was reading the news story and came across the following comment:
That place needs to be really investigated cause my bf was just n there n a man stabbed himself with a pen n his neck now how do u get a pen n a holding cell?? Mmm nice jail NOT!! THEN THEY PUT MY BF UPSTAIRS WIT OUT BEING SEN BYVTHE JUDGE THE INMATES HAD SHANKS N TRYD KILLIN HIM!! N WAT DID THE COUNTY BUILDING DO NOTHING!!
Are You Kidding Me? There are several things I wanted to reply to this; such as “It is jail, not the Plaza Hotel“, “If you had a better education, you could probably find a better boyfriend“, “You are probably lucky he even dates your uneducated self“, and I could go on all night here folks!
Rude of me? Absolutely. Do I care? Not in the least. There are two reasons why. 1), because I was nice enough to not post her name with what I am typing here right now, and 2), I did not reply online to her.
So yes, I am justifying my rudeness to her ignorance by playing “nice” while I insult her. Do I make spelling mistakes on my blogs online? I would imagine I do. But until I start saying things as stupid as what I read online, I will keep anonymously shaming these uneducated posters.
Hey, I could be trolling the comment sections, right?
……..The idiot representing the cable company on the other end of the internet conversation, or whichever child of mine thought they would pull a fast one.
I usually don’t have a problem paying my bills, but when I see my already outrageous cable bill is even higher than its usual ridiculously high price, I start scanning the bill.
Yep; someone wanted to watch something on pay-per-view that was $19.95. So, I grab the remote, and try to change the parental controls. Except this clever child of mine changed the 4-digit pin. So I was locked out from my ability to parental control the crap out of the television. So, I go online to my account, and decide to instant conversation with someone from the cable company ( or as we say here: foreign country that understands limited English). In a moment you will see why I say this.
I ask how to reset my pin that my kids changed. I get told that I cannot change my pin without knowing what the current one is. Now let me just say, I will not name this cable company; except to say that they are the second foulest word in the English language that starts with a C and ends with a T. Got it? O.K. 😀
So by now I am getting angrier by the second, and ask this person (aka Maria) if she is telling me that my kids can buy whatever they want on my cable system and I am unable to do anything about it? I will just cut to the chase here, because this was a really, REALLY long conversation. She sent a signal to my cable box; after I gave her my social security number (she said, Thanks, that matches your account! I said “Why wouldn’t it, it’s my social security number?”) No, I felt no desire to be nice to this person, even if she had the ability at her fingertips to cut my cable, phone, and internet and ruin my night.
After 20+ minutes, I am able to reset my pin and start locking things out. I ask her: “How can I see what this PPV program was?” She says (You are gonna love this!)
“What is the title of it that is on your bill?”
Yeah, I am getting angrier, and meaner. So I ask “Maria”:
“If I knew what the title of it was, why in the world would I possibly be asking you for it?”
By this point, I am not really caring about the $20.00, (not that I ever was, it was just the point of it) and am more concerned that I may have a kid here watching some nasty porno crap and I need to intervene ASAP.
I never did find out what it was, and unless if it pops up on my bill with the title (which it may not since I paid the bill) I may never know. But I do know without a doubt that it will not happen again. I have locked out every single channel, and they will be watching the religious channel as long as the television is on.
Has someone tried to pull a fast one on you recently?
When I go to college, I tend to live my life in 6-week increments; 6 weeks is how long I have to complete each class. I have to say the best feeling is the last assignment turned in for a class; knowing you can do absolutely nothing else!
This journey has showed me that I need to keep my focus. My focus on my girls, the homeschooling schedule, the church schedule, and squeeze in some me-time 🙂
With a week to go, I am feeling comfortable that I can do this, and get my MBA. I can teach Erin her homeschooling, and support my other 3 girls in everything they have going on. I can get to church every Sunday morning (I have made it every weekend this year! Do you remember my to-do list for 2014?) And I can work long hours and still get up and cook dinner and eat with my girls, play Mario on the Wii, and watch mindless TV (Sleepy Hollow anyone? anyone?)
It is a snow day, again… Such is life in Michigan. I get to work again this weekend, and am looking forward to some sound sleep, getting up and having dinner with my girls, and relaxing before work. Oh, and homework. I have to get some posts in or my grade will go down.
So here’s to wishing you a Happy, warm weekend, and may you get to do the things you want to do!
I have officially made it through my first week of college for my MBA. I have to be honest and say this is only a 3 week course, to go over the school policies and requirements for writing essays, with about 6 assignments due a week, and 2 quizzes. Then I have a short break before the real fun begins; Research and Statistics. Yep. That type of class. The last one made me cry on a daily basis, nearly have a nervous break-down, and almost give up on getting my BBA.
I’ve gotten over that though. I didn’t give up. I didn’t have a nervous break-down (I am honestly not exaggerating here, it WAS that bad for me). I am going into this next class with a positive, can-do attitude, and know if I keep the right attitude, the class will fly by.
One thing I have noticed in 7 days, is I have no time to blog. Keeping my two blogs is my evening (morning for most of you) relaxation and unwind time. It’s what I do when I get home from work and get the kiddo’s up and off to school. I dig into my bowl of chocolate candy sitting right next to my laptop (like that’s going to help me sleep!) Then it’s a movie in the DVD player, ear plugs in, eye mask on, and hopefully some sound sleep before the kids start coming home.
So until I figure out how to add college back into my schedule and not give up the things I enjoy, my postings may be few-and-far-between.
Here’s to higher education, and the things I willingly put myself through.