Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful

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Teachers Are Entitled To Voice Their Opinions Too

Teachers Are Entitled To Voice Their Opinions Too

No sooner do I get done applauding a parent for creatively addressing her son's failing grades and general lack of concern for getting an education; I read about a teacher who called out students on her personal blog and was suspended for it. The reasoning against doing both of those things is the sake of a child's self-esteem according to the [...]

Mom Puts Son To Work On Street Corner

Mom Puts Son To Work On Street Corner

I am not a fan of the news in general but last night a story caught my ear.  A mother in Tampa, Rhonda Holder, was fed up with her son's failing grades and FCAT scores so she did something about it.  What she did was put her son on the street corner for 8 hours with a sign.  The sign reads:  "I did four questions on my FCAT and said I wasn't [...]

Lovely Card

Lovely Card

Awwww such sweetness and love. Click on the images to see the full size card.

Enter The Supreme Court

Enter The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the ultimate Court of the land.  The U.S. Constitution created one court that would have authority to rule over all laws, that is the short and simple version.  Before we get to the Supreme Court though a person or company must go through two tiers of lower courts.  We have two court systems in the U.S. [...]

Cat’s Paw Theory

Cat’s Paw Theory

In the previous post Can I Quit, I introduced Jane an employee, Skippy her manager, Dan senior upper management official and Marcia upper-management official.  I also introduced the XYZ Co. that they all work for.  Check out the post for the details of the hypothetical case we are discussing.  Here I am going to discuss this doctrine that has [...]

Can I Quit?

Can I Quit?

Seriously, can I quit?  What I want to quit is the insanity of the legal world.  Actually, not the legal system but the lawyers who are behind it and who manage to twist the simplest of laws into something other than what they really are.  The lawyers who make the legal system the extremely adversarial process that it is.  The lawyers who use [...]

A New Experience

A New Experience

I haven't commented much on my daily life because well it has been kind of boring filled with numbers and calculations. I know what you are thinking, how can that be boring? But trust me it isn't all glitz and glamor or even a little glitz and glamor. I started on a new experience which isn't really exciting but definitely new and interesting [...]

This Is My World And You Are Just In It

This Is My World And You Are Just In It

I was very politely but in a condescending manner told to keep my opinion to myself. I found this funny as it was coming from someone who has voiced their opinion repeatedly. The difference being that person feels their opinion is wonderful and not really opinion but fact and feels that my opinion is damaging or will damage people. Opinions are [...]

Spanking: Effective Discipline

Spanking: Effective Discipline

Smack in the middle of the "why are kids violent" issue is spanking. The groups against spanking want you to believe that spanking teaches violence. I happen to disagree and you can see why here at We Don't Teach Kids Violence. Do away with the theories and just look at the facts and you will see that babies are inherently violent and display [...]

We Don’t Teach Kids Violence

We Don’t Teach Kids Violence

I wrote an article not long past that spanking doesn't create violence and showed that the results are pretty much consistent with that conclusion.  People disagree and that is their right to disagree.  They present arguments that spanking does create violence and the reason we are seeing an increase in violence has nothing to do with not [...]

The Storms Have Passed For Now

The Storms Have Passed For Now

Well seems like the storms are at bay and I can finally get back to writing my daily post.  I am physically back but mentally I am not here.  I have written this same paragraph over about four times now.  There has been a great deal that has happened since I was last here, I just don't know where to start.  Maybe something cute. I got owned [...]

Quick Note

Quick Note

Ok just a quick note here for the ones who have emailed wondering where I am.  I mentioned last week that I would be away working on my lawsuit stuff and I have been.  I am sure it is going to be the death of me.  It wouldn't be so bad if I could do everything from home over the computer but I have to actually go to the law library to do my [...]

Time For The Hot Chocolate

Time For The Hot Chocolate

I woke up this morning in a house that was freezing cold. I had heard it was going to get cold this weekend but the numbers were low 60s. I could handle low 60s, that was nothing, I wouldn't even need the heater on. With all the Florida sunshine by mid-day it would be in the 70s and awesome. I am not going to call anyone a liar here (ummm Mr. [...]

They Made Me Yell At Them

They Made Me Yell At Them

Yesterday was the kind of day that made me feel like I have completely and totally failed at being a parent.  I know people will say kids are kids and not to stress it but I am stressing it.  Yesterday, I don't know who was in my house and in my kitchen but it wasn't my children.  It is like aliens took over their bodies, minds and souls. To [...]

Shut Up And Get In The Scanner – TSA

Shut Up And Get In The Scanner – TSA

Updated November 15, 2010 Disclaimer - This version is very direct and blunt.  If you offend easily read the long version here. I am watching the news, reading all the comments and listening to all the debates and complaints about TSA's full body scanner being rolled out into the airports and how it violates and humiliates the passengers.  [...]

Walk Through the Scanner – TSA

Walk Through the Scanner – TSA

Ever since the announcement came out about Transportation Security Administration (TSA) going to the body scanners and the new pat-down procedures, I have been on the phone.  I wanted all the inside information on what was going on with TSA and the new procedures.  You see I used to work for TSA.  Almost five years with the most hated US [...]

Election Day 2010

Election Day 2010

Today is election day.  I am not all that big into politics.  I listen and pay attention but I get sick of all the attack ads and just tune the majority of them out.  It is extremely difficult to pick a candidate to vote for when all the candidates have something or have done something shady in their past.  Who am I to judge whether or not [...]

Why Can’t I Have Writer’s Block Instead

Why Can’t I Have Writer’s Block Instead

I have been sitting here trying to write my post for the day and there is just so much stuff I can't get it written.  I really have no excuse.  It is not like I have writer's block, that would be easy.  It is the opposite.  I have so much stuff that I need to get written that I can't get it organized in a fashion to get it written. Let's [...]

Where Did Friday Go?

Where Did Friday Go?

What happened to Friday?  One minute I was getting up, getting the kids off to school and getting ready to do some work; the next minute it was Saturday.  Friday came and went in a flash and I have nothing to show for it, well almost nothing. I got the kids off to school so that was a good thing but we were 20 minutes late so not a good [...]

Yummy McRib

Yummy McRib

I got the most pleasant surprise last night. The McRib has returned at McDonalds. All reports stated it wouldn't be back until November 2nd but they came in early at my local McDonalds. I have to thank Taco Bell and Bank of America because if it weren't for their credit card and ATM machines being down, I would have never went to McDonalds. I [...]

I Can Dream It, You Have To Build It

I Can Dream It, You Have To Build It

Remember the story of the little engine that could?  It is a kid's story to teach kids to never give up and keep trying because they could do it.  It teaches kids about optimism, hard work and to never give up.  The little engine was a train engine asked to pull a long line of rail cars over the mountain.  All the other engines refused and it [...]

Report Card Day

Report Card Day

Today in my home is report card day.  One of those days of the school year kids either love or hate.  It is also one of the days that kids are the most creative in their excuses, at least for my kids.  The grades are in and there is no changing them, not like when I was a kid and a quick stroke of the pen turned that F into a B.  Today report [...]

Please Find A Cure For Migraines

Please Find A Cure For Migraines

If you have been keeping tracking, today is day 4 of migraine watch 2010.  Usually, I have a migraine for a day or two but four days in a row, come on now give me a break.  The migraine medicine is a joke this time around.  Even the narcotics are apologizing.  I don't have an unlimited supply of narcotics either.  They are prescribed based on [...]

Now On To The Real Stuff

Now On To The Real Stuff

I have been focusing on Halloween and then this spanking thing came about and then I had to respond to the spanking thing, so I have neglected the daily life post in general.  Not that much exciting has really happened in the past few days.  I have had a migraine or several really for three days now and that has been super swell fun.  The [...]

Response To Spanking

Response To Spanking

I wrote the post Spanking Doesn't Teach Violence - The Proof Is In and the response has been overwhelming.  I should say the private response.  I have gotten tons of emails agreeing with my general point on the issue.  I have also gotten tons that disagree.  Fact is there are many people who agree with spanking as they have seen the results of [...]

Spanking Doesn’t Teach Violence – The Proof Is In

Spanking Doesn’t Teach Violence – The Proof Is In

The proof is in the pudding.  Look at the youth of today and then come back and tell me the kids are less violent today than there were 20 years ago.  You can't do it.  Kids are more violent today.  Kids are now labeled oppositional and defiant instead of just calling them violent.  It isn't the kids fault they have a disorder, boo hoo, cry [...]

Where Did The Librarian Go?

Where Did The Librarian Go?

Yesterday I had to go to the library to return my books and check out some more.  I am an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction so the library is perfect for me.  I was in search of a particular book, one I have had some interest in for awhile.  Last time I was there it was checked out but it was due back so I crossed my fingers and went [...]

Halloween

Halloween

October 31 is right around the corner.  What is so special about this day?  Halloween.  Today, Halloween is largely a children's holiday but it comes from very religious roots.  The ancient Celtic, Catholic and Roman religions brought about the start of celebrating this day.  In time, European folk traditions were added to the mix to create [...]

Cleaning Out The Old Hard Drive

Cleaning Out The Old Hard Drive

The last two days I undertook a project to finally go through all the back up of back ups of back ups on my computer hard drive.  Every time I had to reinstall Windows I would just back up the current drive ensuring I saved everything I needed.  I went through a brief period of having to reinstall Windows several times as the computer was dying [...]

It Is All About The Add-Ons

It Is All About The Add-Ons

Last weekend, I made the mistake of walking into my local convenience store all dressed to the nines.  Hair and make-up done.  High heels and a dress even.  I looked pretty spectacular if I do say so myself.  It was a mistake though. I go into the this particular store quite often, it is my go to store for convenience stuff.  They see me [...]

Why I Am Not Friends With My Kids

Why I Am Not Friends With My Kids

I was going to write about make-up and the real difference it makes both inside and out.  I was even going to include pictures of me.  Anyone that has been here before or on Facebook knows I don't do that but I was going to do it to illustrate my point.  Sometimes a picture is worth a 1000 words, which means I get to write 1000 less and I have [...]

Socks, Underwear And Hangers

Socks, Underwear And Hangers

I, like most, would love to win the lottery.  I live in Florida and we have the Lottery, Powerball and Fantasy 5 as the big ones.  We have a bunch of smaller ones too but I don't ever play those.  No since dreaming about the winnings if you don't even play, the smaller ones that is.  The lottery ranges anywhere from a few $100K to lots of [...]

Welcome To My Madness

Welcome To My Madness

Website Mayhem I am a pretty technically skilled person.  I am good at learning new things on my own.  I comprehend quite well.  However, this WordPress loop, PHP, HTML, CSS combination is driving me mad.  Not just a little crazy but freaking mad! I spent the day yesterday working on redesigning the home page for the website.  I have the [...]

Everyone Knows, Why Won’t Anyone Help?

Everyone Knows, Why Won’t Anyone Help?

Bullying is all over the news right now. Magazine covers profiling some kid somewhere that has suffered at the hands of bullies and heart wrenching stories of kids who have taken their own life. The reporters interview the family and friends and we find out that these kids weren't alone. We find out that people knew they were being bullied. [...]

The Library Bandit And Other Annoying Things

The Library Bandit And Other Annoying Things

Today has been a long day and annoying day.  There should be a law in place that only so many annoyances can occur in any given day.  Once you meet your quota for the day, no one else or nothing else is allowed to annoy you. School Meeting It started with my a meeting at the school about my 13 year old son that lasted well over an hour.  [...]

My Child Doesn’t Want To Be In School – Help!

My Child Doesn’t Want To Be In School – Help!

I am usually the one who is giving the advice or making the suggestions but right now I am at a loss and need help.  My 13 year old son has absolutely no desire to be in school.  His father and I have been dealing with this since he entered kindergarten.  We had a brief reprieve in the fourth and fifth grade but then he went right back to [...]

Twenty Years Ago I Knew It All And Was Going To Be The Perfect Parent

Twenty Years Ago I Knew It All And Was Going To Be The Perfect Parent

Twenty years ago, I had parenting all figured out. That was, of course, before I actually had any kids. I spent years telling myself and my parents exactly what I would do and wouldn't do. I was going to be the best mommy on the planet and have the perfect family. I would do a much better job than my parents did. I mean how hard could it [...]

Starbucks Increasing Prices Again

Starbucks Increasing Prices Again

I heard the announcement and was not surprised at all.  Almost yearly now, Starbucks announces it must raise prices due to some reason or another.  I don't know why they keep trying to justify their reasoning when the bottom line is they just want to make a better profit.  I know what Starbucks actually said but below is a more accurate [...]

Wal-Mart And My New Tire

Wal-Mart And My New Tire

I went to get my tire at fixed at Wal-Mart's tire center.  I bought the tires there originally and added the road hazard protection plan.  It cost me $10 per tire when I bought the tire but it fixes or replaces the tire if there is a road hazard that hurts the tire.  Since my tire is repeatedly losing air I figure there must be something in the [...]

Good To Be Home or Maybe Not

Good To Be Home or Maybe Not

I went away and left 4 children ages 16 - 8 years old (yes they had some supervision I am not insane).  I didn't expect to come home to a perfect house but I was expecting something to be done.  My kids have had the luxury of not really having to clean the house on a regular basis because I do it.  They have chores to keep their basic stuff [...]

Parents in the News – Recently

Parents in the News – Recently

I have been following the news on three parents recently.  It will come as no surprise who the three parents are: A mom from St. Clair Shores, Michigan who drove her teenage son to a 7-11 convenience store to beat up a younger kid.  She not only drove him there, but once there she cheered him on and encouraged the beating.  The other [...]

Ines Sainz Needs Assertiveness Training

Ines Sainz Needs Assertiveness Training

I tried in vain to ignore the whole Ines Sainz debacle for several reasons but mainly because it pissed me off and I know I will inevitably say something that will offend the masses.  Oh well, can't sit silent any longer because it has gone from a debacle to patently ridiculous. If the Jets players are subjected to sensitivity training and [...]

Food is My Friend

Food is My Friend

Something you will figure out on your own eventually I so might as well fess up now.  I love food.  I am not a foodie nor will I ever be a food critic, my love affair with food is different. I don't actually eat a great deal.  I go all day without eating and it is only when the headache sets in do I kick myself and go get something to eat.  [...]

London is not Orlando

London is not Orlando

Email posting is not working! I don't know why I am surprised but I am. I tested out posting by email and it seemed to work fine. As I sit here in Starbucks trying to figure out why it is yesterday's post is not showing, all I can guess is that I did something wrong. Not sure what I did wrong but it must be something because no post is [...]

Being Annoyed

Being Annoyed

I didn't plan on writing an entry today but it is better than listening to someone else talk for hours and hours. I am actually putting pen to paper, literally, to write this. I love my BlackBerry (BB) but I have learned typing long items are not that great on the BB. I have Microsoft Office Suite on my BB so it is not the program, it is the [...]

The Clog That Wouldn’t Go Away

The Clog That Wouldn’t Go Away

I was going to update yesterday's post but then thought forget that I am tired and going to bed.  I wrote my daily post early yesterday thinking what could go wrong that I would need to comment further.  All in all it was ok but right after I posted I went to the kitchen to do dishes and found my sink backed up.  Then I started my laundry but [...]

Playing Taxi Driver

Playing Taxi Driver

Last night I got a phone call from a friend of mine in Tennessee.  We grew up together in Saudi Arabia some 20 years ago and just reunited back in July of this year.  A friend of hers, whom I met at the reunion, is flying up to see her in Tennessee this weekend for her birthday.  Unfortunately there is an 8 hour lay over in Orlando.  She [...]

A Romantic Gesture

A Romantic Gesture

Well romance is still alive and well, at least in my world.  All relationships take work but long distance relationships take even more work.  Sometimes it is the littlest things that make all the difference in the world.  With the technology we have today in email and video chat programs like skype and msn live, long distance relationships [...]

Running Errands on Empty

Running Errands on Empty

  School back in session today.  I was afraid after the long weekend the kids would be less than enthusiastic about getting up and getting ready but it went smoothly.  This was a bonus for me as I had errands to run today and with my sleep schedule still messed up was not in the mood for an arguement. I got the kids off to school and then [...]

Labor Day 2010

Labor Day 2010

I am so annoyed.  I have this weird kind of writer's block or typer's block is more like it.  I will be sitting watching a movie or reading an article or playing a game and a post forms in my head or the idea for one forms.  I stop what I am doing and open up my editor to type and draw a complete and utter blank.  I am amazed I made it this [...]