You're Looking For a Job, Right?

I've wanted to do a post like this for eons. Elsewhere, when the end of the school year was upon us, I'd post a friendly reminder of the dos and don'ts of job seeking. Other managers would chime in with more advice and it turned out to be a good resource for that little bit of the Net. Now, I'm on the other side, and seeing even more stuff that just makes me scratch my head. So, today, a little instructional piece on applying for jobs. 1. Be Prepared ...more

Yet Another Reason that I Want 2008 to be OVER

I lost my job today. The writing was on the wall. It's a commission job and the customers were few and far between. The other department would get five walk ins to my side's one. If you were the person "Up" and waiting for the next customer to walk in and wander right as they entered the door, you'd be waiting a while. A half hour, hour, maybe even an hour and a half. I think the record was two hours. ...more


Last week, I wrote an open letter to Michael Savage after hearing his comments about Autism.  Living with an Aspie is not easy, and the frustrations came out in that entry detailing an average day.  ...more

An Open Letter to Michael Savage, Autism Expert

Today, I was given a link to conservative talk show host Michael Savage's recent broadcast about Autism and what he called it's over diagnosis. Less than twenty seconds in and Mr. Savage's ignorance has me seething. Mr. Savage, I appreciate anyone who wants to do something to further the cause of autism research and understanding. You sir, have done neither. I have a piece of advice for you: stick to what you know before running off your mouth. ...more

Jenny, alongside the many others who have had their lives impacted by
autism, was appalled ...more

Suzanne's Soundtrack....Saturday?

As tomorrow is Chef Jr's birthday, I'm pushing up the Soundtrack Sunday post. There is still alliteration in the title, it's just Suzanne's Soundtrack Saturday. Think of it as an early birthday gift. This week, a chance listen to "One Thing Leads to Another" by the Fixx brought about the erroneous statement from someone that that song was their first hit. Um, no, it wasn't. The album "Reach the Beach" that it came from wasn't even their first. ...more

In the Blogosphere, you can hear...

The theme from "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly". Many of my fellow bloggers are off to  BlogHer, a three day event designed to celebrate the joy of blogging AND give pointers on how to improve your mad blogging skills. ...more



That blogging is therapeutic is an understatement! Some days, I ...more

Foreclosure, the Update

I realized that I haven't really updated on the foreclosure. In the past couple of weeks, I've had a bunch of hits to the blog from my post on BlogHer. I'll cross post this over there, but my readership is over here. ...more

I'm glad you've updated us both here and at your blog. I've been thinking about you, wondering ...more


Whenever we move, things aren't unpacked fast enough for my liking.  For weeks/months/years, we're always looking for stuff.  "Honey, where's my beard trimmer?"  (dunno, one of the boxes that says 'bathroom' maybe?), "Where's the thermometer/motrin?"  (again, a box that says bathroom?)  "Where's the coffee pot?"  (that I found pretty quickly. The search goes on to things outside the house.  A new city means we have to find:A new butcher (the old one is by Chef's cooking school, but isn't convenient on a daily basis) ...more

The Moving Diaries

The past three days have been a flurry of activity. Twelve to sixteen hours each day of packing, loading a truck or the van, driving a half hour, only to unload and come back to do some more. (I totally am going to rock the Awesome Activity hours for this week and next, because dude, I have over 30 hours of moving activity this week!) I got some furniture movers from Home Depot and I will say that it was forty dollars well spent. We were able to move the armoires out of the house with a minimum of smooshed fingers and bruised body parts-unlike moving them into the house. ...more

What would YOU do?

Here's the scenario: We moved from one county to another. As a result, the spring break schedules are different, with the new county going a week before the one we just moved from. The Boy Scout troop that Gameboy just moved up into is planning a 4 1/2 day camping trip to coincide with their county's spring break. It's a good idea for him to attend this one, as it'd give us a good idea whether he can survive a week at Boy Scout sleep away summer camp. This is something he wants and we'd love to allow him. ...more