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The one-upper

I hate the one-upper.

the one-upper
n. A person who must, at all times, have a better story, experience, word, etc, related to a topic suggested by another person.
See also my-dad-is-bigger-than-your-dad syndrome.

Garr. Harumph. I think this type of person is one of the most annoying.

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Random

Beware of my mind

Sometimes I lie in my bed at night and think about the quickest way out of my house in the case of fire. At other times, I imagine nefarious characters making their way into my house via my bedroom window– and my task is to fool them into thinking I’m asleep and don’t hear them. My mind conjures great escape routes, discreet hiding spots, and the safest places in case of a tornado. Many times at night, I think about how to hold my keys ‘just so’ so that if attacked I could bludgeon my attacker with my keys (??). Or, if I was kidnapped could I elude my captor at some point?

No. Not all of my brain process are occupied with these thoughts. However, I think they relish in escaping into the nothingness of darkness.

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Ouch

My head hurts. Bob would have an honest-to-goodness heart attack if he saw the database I was working with.

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Miscellaneous

An adventure in html, php, mysql, css, and…

Fort Collins! I’m off to Colorado.

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Education Rant

Thank you, Miss Maryland

for your perpetuation of the ignorance surrounding public education. That sure is a great platform you’ve chosen considering public schools already receive the majority of the budgets of the states in the union. Hmmm. Yes, teachers must be underpaid. Nevermind that markets aren’t allowed to operate in that sector — and let’s face it, even if they did, teachers would still not be paid as much as, say, a doctor. There’s a chasm of education, dedication, and difficulty separating those two professions. Why do college professors settle for making only 100k when they could make 2 or 3 times that in the private sector? Because they get their summers off, most holidays, and a hell of a Christmas break.

Miss Maryland, tell me why parents shouldn’t be able to receive private school vouchers? Tell me why they should have to pay twice for their children’s education. Um, I’m waiting.

Also, thank you Sommersby for wasting two hours of my life. And the spammers for still posting to my USD guestbook even though I removed the link weeks ago.

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Miscellaneous

It’s a little game I like to call…

…find the blaring (or apparently not so blaring) grammatical error in the following statement found in the background of an All My Children scene. (I just happened to have it on — let’s move past this).

“Habitat for Humanity thanks it’s Pine Valley volunteers for a job well done!”

What? Did the middle school intern make this sign?

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Miscellaneous

If I were one of the ‘normal’ freshmen, I’d be mad

This is crap.

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Miscellaneous

miss independence

Despite the fact that South Dakota decided to act like a Pacific Northwestern state today rather than the Great Plains state that it is, I went to the county seat and officially changed my party affiliation from Republican to Independent. I also found out that South Dakota officially recognizes the Libertarian party. Why I didn’t put that instead of Independent, I don’t know. I’m a pansy. I blame it on the guy that always runs for governor on the Libertarian ticket whose only platform issue is the legalization of pot.

All this rain has, however, created new entertainment I like to call The Backroads Amusement Park. This park is not for the faint-of-heart or those with rear-wheel drive cars. Its featured ride is my driveway. Dirt road with no gravel + too much rain = wheee!

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Miscellaneous

wtf?

So, I’m watching Dr. Phil (shush. I know.), and there’s a couple on lamenting about not getting their kid into the best preschools. The preschools all required a difficult application process and interviews with the parents as well as the kid. Wha?!? What happened to preschools at churches that you drop the kid off at and pick them up three or four hours later? Heck, I didn’t even go to preschool, and I like to think I turned out OK. I know a family with four kids, none of which went to preschool or kindergarten, and three graduated as valedictorians of their high school class.

Is this a yuppie thing?

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Miscellaneous

I wish I were a trendsetter

But, no. I am a goalsetter. My latest goal? To play The Flight of the Bumblebee as fast as it’s supposed to be played.