Last week I had to make an embarrassing walk to the bank. I borrowed EIGHT WHOLE DOLLARS so that I could deposit the money into my account so that when my rent check got cashed, I wouldn’t end up negative in the bank. So the walk from my house to the bank (it’s a two block walk) I was cursing…
Feeling this pain - I was just moaning to my daughter that I had to transfer $5 from my credit card to my bank account so that my car payment wouldn’t bounce. Yeah, I’ll be charged $20 for that transaction on a credit card that’s $30 away from being maxed out. Totally my own fault - i suck at want vs. need these past few months ;)
edited to say: WTF? I didn’t truncate the original post, Tumblr did…
“We put the proudest, butchiest lesbian ever on an international stage to sing the living shit out of a song widely considered to be among the best ever written. Ever. We’re understandably proud of that. (Also, that lesbian? Totally allowed to get married here in our hopelessly-decade-behind-the-times little backwater. When, oh, when will we ever catch up to rest of the world?)”—
I wish I’d either kick whatever is dragging me down or just get out and out sick once and for all and get it over with. My last few weeks have consisted of going to work and going to sleep - sad when you consider that my shift ends at 2pm all month and I’m in bed before 4pm.
Normally, I’m a huge night person and I am missing my late night “me time” right now.
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they’ll have to go outside, play, join sports, ballet, art classes, karate, pottery, girl scouts, whatever activity that makes him or her happy - outside of the world wide web.
I’m seeing 8th graders having a blogging site and I think back, I know I’m not THAT old, but when I was in middle school I was outside for a good part of the day. I hardly ever wanted to stay in, and the last thing I wanted to do was sit in front of a computer.
Giving a computer to a kid that young won’t replace having a nanny or parental figure. Yeah they’ll stay in their room, won’t nag you, or probably care if you’re in the house or not. But I want my kid to experience things outside of the internet, you know - LIFE experiences you can’t Google. I don’t want to worry about who they’re chatting with, what pictures they’re posting up or what cyber creep is out to hunt them down.
I want my child to join school clubs, not myspace.
Your future kids will have something different. Your future kids will laugh at your internet with its DSL or Cable connection and wonder how we old fogies ever put up with it.
I grew up in the 70’s when we had three channels on television (right now, if I want to watch HBO, I go to channel 1050 - holy heck!). And yet, as the 70’s wained and the 80’s blossomed, everyone started poo-pooing the television as a babysitter for children when cable introduced the ability to tune in about seven of the 13 channels on the dial (and it was a real dial!).
I may have been one of the last generations that “went outside to play” daily. The old “come home when the street lights come on” era. But of course, if you ask my mother (who grew up in the 40’s) we have no clue how good it used to be - and she may be right.
Let’s add in Video games of the 90’s (‘cause my Commodore Vic 20 from the early 80’s just doesn’t cut it. ha!) and there’s always something that folks think is bad for kids and they depend on too much.
We can’t even fathom what the new ‘nanny’ will be for kids of the future… and that’s both scary and fascinating all at the same time!
Ugh. I slept 11 hours and feel liek I haven’t slept a second. I had bizarre dreams last night, all night, but can’t really recall any of them. I’ve had like a gallon of water since getting up but am still thirsty
…I really don’t want to be sick this week, this had better just be a fluke!