Let's Just Set That Hoop On Fire, Shall We?

For several reasons, I've been keeping Mom's checking and savings accounts open. My older sister and I were both on the account, so that we could write checks for her whether she was in Ocean City or at Leisure World. Now, however, it's time to close them; there is no reason to keep them open anymore. So I went to the Bank of America website to find out how to close the account. I figured... Read more →


Vacation Did Not Start Out as Planned

The night before we left for our vacation in Ocean City, SonnyeBoy called. It was 11:30 pm, and we were in bed, and the phones was downstairs, and we did not hear it. He did not leave a message The next morning as we drank our coffee before packing to leave, we called him back. He had been forced to resign from the Ocean City Police Department and was sounding very angry and very very... Read more →


This Week I Blew My Top

This week I ran out of damns to give. Rats' asses too. I have been working on this project that pretty much sucks shit through a rag. I've been calling it my "Bait and Switch" project, because I thought that I was done with it. Both the Supreme Overlord and the Overlord told me that we (meaning my group) would not be working on this project anymore. We'd already spent the entirety of last summer... Read more →


No Respect For The Dead

We buried my mother on January 28th. This evening I went to the cemetery and saw my mother's grave. On Monday, I heard from my brother that the gravesite was a wreck, but I had to see for myself. This is what I saw. See those wire things on the left? Flower stands, still there even though the wreaths have long since gone, stuck into my mother's and father's grave. See that slab of plywood... Read more →


You Haven't Come A Long Way, Baby

As reported in this article in the New York Daily News (and immediately picked up in many blogs), 70% of Americans surveyed for a study think that a woman should take her husband's surname when they marry. Okay. I don't agree, but okay. But -- 50% think that women should be required by law to take her husband's surname. Excuse me -- BY LAW? If these people had their way, I'd be a scofflaw and... Read more →


It Was The Best Of Games; It Was The Worst Of Games

So. Friday night, the Capitals played the Colorado Avalanche, a team with a very bad record. Joe and I were looking forward to having a really fun evening, especially since the great game on Wednesday. Alas, it was not to be, and not just because the Caps laid down on the ice and let the Avs skate all over them and lost 4-1. It was also because I kind of got into a battle of... Read more →


Three Days In Florida

I spent Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week in Florida. Oh, how fun! I hear you cry. Three days in sunny Florida! I flew down on Monday, arriving in Orlando in time to check in to my hotel, order room service, and watch the Olympics through my eyelids. On Tuesday, I attended a three-hour training session. I was there to observe and judge how well the materials worked. The session was actually quite good... Read more →


So Much For The Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am pissed off at Midwest Airlines just now. Quite a while ago -- like maybe January? -- I made plane reservations for the Clown College Reunion. (Yes, the Clown College Reunion. Yes, I know you hate clowns.) Since this prestigious affair is being held in Baraboo, Wisconsin, home of the Circus World Museum, I looked for flights on Midwest Airlines. See, I really like Midwest Airlines. The seats are great, nice and wide, two... Read more →


What Is Wrong With People?

I have been rolling the following items around in my head for the past few days and every time I do, I end up shaking my head and thinking, "What is WRONG with people?" First, I was listening to my favorite shock jock the other morning when the subject got around to the presidential candidates. One woman called in and began with the "I'm voting for McCain because my husband is a Marine", which, okay,... Read more →


Apparently Only Robots Work In That Department

If I was happy to be refinancing before -- even with the "one more piece of paper" syndrome -- I am now really really really really happy. The reason? My current mortgage servicing company has some of the worst customer service that I have ever encountered. The latest piece of paper my loan officer needed was the letter that confirmed that the original loan had been paid off. This is not the first time we've... Read more →