March 09, 2007

busy

Busy busy busy! That’s been life this week. Almost no time to think at all…

So, we’re just going to list yesterday’s inquisition, and add in today’s, as combined, it wasn’t that bad a list:

  1. Sue
  2. Michele
  3. Peggy
  4. Marie
  5. Debbie
  6. Whitney
  7. Marinko
  8. Jim

Maybe I’ll swing past the Liquor Store on the way, and see if I can get the UK Cider that Stu found the name of for me :)

snoochie booches!

March 07, 2007

 no irish need apply

Finally! Something about non-latino immigration! Not that I mind, but there are other people out there than latinos trying to get into the US. And it’s nice to know that there are more people creating a ruckus.

Just a few paragraphs that struck me:

The immigration debate has swept through Mexican canteens, Argentine bakeries and Caribbean music shops in the United States. Now, it has a new home: the local Irish pub.

Thousands of undocumented Irish immigrants, including many in Florida, are joining the drive to grant legal status to some 12 million immigrants residing illegally in the United States. In their most vocal demonstration so far, some 6,000 supporters are expected to show up at a Washington, D.C., rally today organized by the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform. They’ll sport “Legalize the Irish” T-shirts and cast the bitter and polarized immigration debate in shamrock green.

 ~ Of course they need to be shamrock green. They’re IRISH! <snip>

Under the current system, advocates insist, the Irish ancestors of Presidents Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy would not have been able to legally enter the United States.

Those working to reduce immigration to the United States said no group should be singled out for special treatment.

“The Irish are no different from anyone else,” said Caroline Espinosa, a spokeswoman for the grassroots group, NumbersUSA. “It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from but how you came here, and if you came here illegally, you broke the law.”

Although, it makes me wonder if we’ll be seeing the NINA signs around…

Today’s list of inquisitors (no one could look at the sign, as the cube isn’t mine anymore, and the sign isn’t up):

  1. Veronica
  2. Broc
  3. Matt S
  4. Matt M (yeah, and they do work with eachother)

March 05, 2007

frustration

Today was just insanity. But I can’t not post the list of inquisitors :)

  1. Marcia
  2. Jessica
  3. Kristina
  4. Regina

I might need to start a new list, as now, instead of just asking when the man is getting here/when the wedding is, they’re beginning to ask about when the baby (babies??!?!?! at my age!?!?!) will be. Isn’t it more important to get him here? What do they expect? Don’t they know *how* babies are made? Do they think it’s from a fex ex package? LOL

March 02, 2007

oops

I so needed a laugh today. It’s been a hellish week. This sort of helped a bit, a giggle but not a big belly laugh:

Swiss accidentally invade Liechtenstein – ZURICH, Switzerland – What began as a routine training exercise almost ended in an embarrassing diplomatic incident after a company of Swiss soldiers got lost at night and marched into neighboring Liechtenstein.

According to Swiss daily Blick, the 170 infantry soldiers wandered just over a mile across an unmarked border into the tiny principality early Thursday before realizing their mistake and turning back.

A spokesman for the Swiss army confirmed the story but said that there were unlikely to be any serious repercussions for the mistaken invasion.

“We’ve spoken to the authorities in Liechtenstein and it’s not a problem,” Daniel Reist told The Associated Press.

Officials in Liechtenstein also played down the incident.

Interior ministry spokesman Markus Amman said nobody in Liechtenstein had even noticed the soldiers, who were carrying assault rifles but no ammunition. “It’s not like they stormed over here with attack helicopters or something,” he said.

Liechtenstein, which has about 34,000 inhabitants and is slightly smaller than Washington DC, doesn’t have an army.

Oops! Guess they didn’t mean that :)

I also realize that I didn’t post yesterday’s list – I was too busy with crap at work, and packing up the desk:

  1. Peg
  2. Rose
  3. Marie

Not too long. Today’s so far is just the same:

  1. Gloria
  2. Tom
  3. Sandy
  4. Wilma (and it’s actually quite cool, as she and her husband do carriage rides for weddings and stuff)
  5. Anita
  6. Crystella
  7. Tony
  8. Jack (but these last two only because I was talked into a Smithwick’s with PFW, and probably the fastest I’ve ever had, as I was only 20 minutes from work to home)

February 27, 2007

are you smarter than a fifth grader?

Ok. This both intrigues me and scares me at the same time. “Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?” It is a FOX show after all…  

PASADENA, California: Every parent’s nightmare — being exposed for not knowing what’s in your kid’s school textbook — will soon play out on national television.

Fox announced Saturday that it is making a new game show, “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” that will air sometime later this year, perhaps as early as the spring. Fifth graders are usually around ages 10 to 11.

Adults will compete in a quiz based on questions from elementary school textbooks. Actual elementary school students will be on hand as “experts” for the adults to consult with.

“While most game shows measure how smart you are, this is a show that will measure how dumb you are,” said Peter Liguori, Fox entertainment president.

Fox won a competition with other networks to buy the idea from Mark Burnett, executive producer of “Survivor,” perhaps because Liguori — not too modestly — said he was the only chief network television executive to answer all six questions from the show correctly.

I can’t believe this is where our reality tv is now. I’m also a bit concerned that we really aren’t smarter than fifth graders. But wait! The adults can cheat off the kid’s papers! – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Are_You_Smarter_Than_a_Fifth_Grader%3F

The contestant has three chances to get help along the way: peeking at a kid’s answer, cheating off of a kid’s answer (meaning that the contestant has to accept the kid’s answer), and being saved by the kid (if the classmate answers correctly when the adult did not, the adult is saved, but this only can happen once). 

I guess that makes it all ok. It’s not like we’re teaching the kids to cheat, is it? Or are we teaching them that it’s ok to not be smarter than a fifth-grader? <sigh>

 

Oh, and it’s on after American Idol. If I’m awake, you know where I’ll be at 9:30 tonite! Cross your fingers I can beat the fifth graders :)

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Today’s List (I think this is right, I didn’t take the piece of paper with me):

  1. Linda
  2. Maria
  3. Marla
  4. Katie
  5. Sarah
  6. Barbara
  7. Mary
  8. Randall

February 23, 2007

Old Peculier

Well, all around crappy Friday. One meeting that was supposed to be only two hours ran to almost three. One meeting that should have been just 30 minutes ran to two. <sigh> When am I supposed to get work done? And on a Friday to boot??

Anyway, coworker got the Old Peculiar, which I gave to the boss-boss. He was touched. Said I didn’t need to do it, but I thought he would appreciate it. I didn’t do it for any medals or anything. Just to be nice. We did have a nice convo about ales and stuff, so, as I had come across it, thought he’d like it. I kept two bottles, so I could try it too :)

Lunch after the long almost three hour meeting was kinda fun. We barely got in to the cafeteria in time to actually *get* food, and were the only ones there. Just the five of us sitting talking about immigration, marriage, housework, boyfriends and stuff. Most of the men were very “anti-marriage” which was kinda funny, as they seem very happily married – multiple kids, long times. But at the end of lunch, one said that he really is very happy. He joked a bit about not doing it again – he is on his second, but the second has lasted MUCH longer than the first – as he found the right one. He said he got it right this time :)

Anyway, for today’s inquisition:

  1. Ian
  2. Randy
  3. Marinko
  4. Ken
  5. Sara
  6. Mark
  7. Kristina
  8. Al
  9. Donna (the cake lady)
  10. Andrew
  11. Renee (my sister, who’s going to be *in* the wedding)