Monday, July 4, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
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Today, we remember those men and women who gave their lives serving our country. Many of us will honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice by attending a parade, visiting cemeteries, and attending prayer services.
That is what Memorial Day is all about.
Today is not about: The unofficial start of summer, going to department stores for 20% off on some overstocked item, doing chores around the house, attending sporting events, or going to the movies.
Please remember, Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance. Picnics and days at the beach are secondary.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I would like to thank you, and you, and especially you for your loyalty and support. This blog would not be possible without each and everyone of you reading my blog daily.
I dedicate this award to all my fellow bloggers. Together we can make a difference.
You like me, you really really like me!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
It's almost time to turn the clocks ahead one hour.
Daylight Savings Time has finally arrived and not a moment to soon. It has been a long, cold, and snowy winter. Being dark outside at 5:00PM is depressing and I enjoy the longer daylight hours later at night.
I am a traditionalist. I wait until 2:00AM to "spring ahead" and move all my clocks ahead one hour.
The question I always ask is why do the clocks have to change at all? It should be Daylight Savings Time all year round.
Well anyway, at least the daylight hours will be getting longer until June, and before you know it, November will be here and it will be time to "fall back."
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
There have been many of them this year for kids and school teachers. For me, today was my first Snow day this winter.
I woke up this morning to find snow falling and several inches of snow on the roads. I thought about driving to work, but decided to work from home.
Some of my fellow workers and my boss are critical of those who call off of work when it snows. My response to all of them is simply, "Why take the risk?"
The way I see it, unless you are a snow plow driver, nurse, doctor, news anchor/reporter, or any other essential worker you do not need to to risk your life driving in the snow.
Think about it, is your job really worth it for you to be driving on snowy roadways? Most jobs are not that important where it can't wait a day or two for conditions to improve.
If you are a boss or supervisor who is reading this blog entry and disagree with my opinion on snow days, let me know where you work so I never apply for a job there.
In closing, stay home if the roads are bad. It's not worth the aggravation.