Sunday, November 29, 2009

I'm a Humane Society Reject

So I’ve tried to adopt a pet from the Humane Society for the past year, and honestly It was the worst experience I’ve had while trying to do something right in a long time. My local shelter is completely arrogant when it comes to allowing people to adopt a pet…First there is the application process…which includes a zillion questions about what you’d do in certain situations with the dog, do you have a fence, if you do believe that we will check it out. When can we schedule you for a home visit? If we find things in your home that are not dog friendly are you willing to dog proof your property? You will be required to provide your pets vet name and the names of all the vets any of your former pets may have had….we will check these out……….needless to say I didn’t make the cut. Why I didn’t know.

Seriously after the criminal interrogation it just left a bitter taste in my mouth. I think that particular office had lost site of the big picture, and were more concerned with arrogance than protection. Otherwise they would admit to the fact that they had dogs that had been there for up to 3 years. And I am convinced it wasn’t because they couldn’t find a home for them but rather they chose to be too picky. They also wouldn’t ship all the dogs they couldn’t take in to animal control where they are given 30 days to be adopted or they are put down….

Anyway as irritated as I was with them I moved on and actually found a dog at Animal Control to adopt. They actually were grateful for me wanting to adopt the dog and were helpful in getting the dog spayed, licensed and shots up to date. And in an ironic turn of events the Humane Society called me, well the new director called me I should say. She wanted to know why I didn’t adopt a pet….seems my application along with dozen upon dozens of others had been simply stuck in a pile and not touched since they were filled out.

Yep all those people turned away, all those animals that could have been rescued either put down or still at the shelter. How Humane is that?  It did make me feel better to know things were going to change there, and it was going to be run the way it should have been all along. But it’s all good, I found a dog I love and well it’s all worked out in the end for the good. Hopefully your local shelter isn’t run over with arrogance.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

In Everything.......

An incomplete  list of things to be thankful for

My  family, as dysfunctional as they are they are all I've got.

My high heating bill because it means that I am warm and have a roof over my head.

That I'm fortunate enough to not be like the couple I saw outside walmart yesterday, holding a sign saying "homeless and hungry"

That my daughter just told me that she "is protesting the uneven distribution of chores around the house" because that statement alone shows me she has unlimited potential and well has mastered the skill of sarcasm.

Although I hate my new teaching position, I am grateful to have a job in a state that has double digit unemployment.

The little diagrams that show you which way to put the batteries in things, would be lost with out them!

Good friends, past and present. Even though some have moved on their memory and presence in my life can not be erased.

The enormous meal I am preparing today because it means I won't go hungry, and will be in the presence of family.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Yes this is a first I know !

Got my water bill in the mail a couple of weeks ago, talk about having a stroke! Now I am guilty of watering the lawn during the summer but really I’ve tried cutting that back to the bare minimum. I’ve tried to take shorter showers and cut down my favorite ritual of taking a hot bath nightly to just an occasional soak in an effort to save water.

So needless to say I was a bit shocked when all my efforts to save money and become more ecofriendly haven’t really paid off yet. I’m thinking that a big culprit is my toilet and basically the fact that it seems to be in constant use and therefore using more water than I need to use.

Now I’ve always had issues with my one toilet in the fact that it often needs to be flushed several times in order to finish the job. Of course that just adds to my dilemma of trying to cut back on the water bill. I mean you gotta flush, and there has to  be a better solution than ripping out the whole thing and installing a new one, or flushing money down the can by having to flush multiple times.

So considering those options I do a little research. Seems that you can add a “duel flush toilet” attachment to your low flow toilets that gives you an option in flushing. Yep that’s right you can selectaflush which allows you to save water every time you flush. Just need a light flush or rinse then select that particular flush. Need a little more power to get things moving down then select the fuller flush. I like the fact you don’t have to keep flushing to get the performance you want in a particular situation. I can’t begin to tell how annoying it is to me to multiple flush! Ugh! This solves the problem, and you can get a kit to retro fit your existing toilet which saves you money and also conserves water and your water bill.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Here You Go Doug..............................

So you were wondering what my new mailbox looks you like them guns ? Yeah that's gonna leave a mark don't cha think?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Blast from the Past

Of the zillions of blog posts I've done over the years, buy far one post stands out as being the most infamous....It's a post from my old blog, but the post in itself wasn't so much the big deal but the fact that it got picked up and linked by a rather popular educational blog and let's just say the shit hit the fan in the end...anyway I have a lot of readers here that have never seen it so I thought I'd post it ...enjoy

Teach Your Children Well
On any given day, I hear some pretty interesting things as I roam the halls of the middle school where I teach. Some of the things I hear crack me up like one of my female students telling her friend that it’s hard work being “this” stupid.” Or another who shouted to the entire 8th grade wing that “everything’s good in my life now that I’m a lesbian” Alrighty then.

Mostly though, I hear a lot of disturbing stuff. Once as I was sitting at my desk during hall passing, I heard a girl scream, and I mean scream at the top of her lungs, to her friend in the hall, "I got LAID last night!" I felt like walking out there and offering her congratulations on her amazing accomplishment. God knows it is a challenge to find someone to sleep with you when you are a teenage girl with low self-esteem.

By far the most horrifying thing I have ever overheard was said by a girl that was no older than 13. I was running for my life out the door after the final bell…I mean leaving the building, and passed the mass of students waiting by the exit for their buses. This is a particularly perilous time to leave the building for various reasons, not the least of which is that you are likely to overhear students in their first moments of freedom after being held captive in school all day. They are loud. They are rude. And they are crude. Apparently, they are also whores.

So here’s what I heard on Wednesday when I left work: A few boys and one girl were standing together waiting for the bus. One of the boys was carrying a platter of cookies, which he probably made in his "Foods" class. The girl said "I'll give you a blow job for one of those cookies."

Now, you have to understand I have 900 plus kids in my building and I walk past probably every one of them on a weekly basis. I hear stuff that I have to let slide, swearing that would make a sailor blush, student’s dissing each other and teachers, arguments--even if it is my instinct is to turn around and beat the shit out of the offender. If I stopped every kid that didn’t adhere to school rules, I’d never teach a lesson. I didn’t exactly let this girl slide though, As I stopped dead in my tracks and shot her a death stare, this misguided girl realized she had offered a blow job for a plate of cookies in front of a teacher. I simply turned to her and said, "Could you please leave the trash talk for when you leave the building, I’m not interested in the services you are willing to give away in exchange for baked goods.”

When I got in my car, I could not help but think I should have said more. But what? What can I possibly say to a 13-year-old who is willing to offer a blow job for a cookie? The worst part was her reaction, or lack of one. She glanced at me with this coy look on her face, “Oh look I'm so ashamed that this teacher heard me being slutty. I'm so naughty aren't I boys?” I wanted to drag her by the hair into my car and tell her that she was making a fool out of herself, that at this rate she might as well put on the clear stripper shoes and practice her pole dancing skills.

On one hand, I find this story a bit amusing. On the other hand, I find it disturbing. If it happened in a movie that was a parody about how high school girls are turning into cheap whores with low self-esteem, I would find it hilarious. But it was not a movie. It happened in my school, with one of my students, and it was a real girl with obviously low self-esteem who, at the very least, thought it was appropriate to portray herself as a cheap whore.

My response to some of the comments I recieved ..........

*** Those of you coming to this post via the Homeschooling website should read my rebuttal before you post a comment....
(Warning this is a long post so bear with me….this needs to be said) They say in the blogging world……………… That you’ve really not made it until you have your first heckler….well if that’s true I’ve made it a couple times over. You see yesterday I checked my stat counter on my blog and noticed it was going nuts. Tad bit strange because even on a good day I don’t get much more that 50-80 visitors in a given day. My count by midnight last night was over 350, ok it doesn’t take Einstein to figure out somethings up, so I pull up my stat counter account and notice a large amount of the hits were coming to the same entry….my “Teach Your Children Well” post.

So I click on one of the incoming links….it’s an article on a Home Schooling web page…and there was a link to my post in the article. Now to be completely honest the writer of the article was very pleasant when referring to my post…well actually this is exactly what she said:

Recently, my husband came across a blog entry by a middle-school teacher that was so shocking that he waited until our kids were out of the room before calling me over to read it. The blog entry [warning: obscene language] related a conversation this teacher overheard as she left school one afternoon. She passed a group of several boys and one girl (about 13) waiting for the bus. One of the boys had a plate of cookies. The teacher heard the girl say, "I'll give you a blow job for one of those cookies." (Pause for a moment to marvel at how the heck a 13-year-old girl even knows what a blow job is.)

My husband e-mailed the teacher and expressed sympathy for the toughness of her job. The woman e-mailed back a weary verbal shrug and said it was all in a day's work. Now I don’t have any gripes with the fact that this woman chose my post to promote her home schooling agenda, hell kudo’s to her…that’s just good persuasive writing skills at work, and I have to admit it’s a good example of at least one particular problem that middle school teachers face in public schools.

One thing I do have a problem with is the part where she said her husband emailed me and my response. I didn’t recall getting an email from her husband and I checked my email both in and out box back before the post date and ummmmm no you didn’t email me, and I didn’t respond with a weary verbal shrug. Now I am not calling the man a liar it is quite possible that he confused me with another person he emailed, so I’m letting it go.

But had I responded, I would certainly have stated that unfortunately it is sad that these behaviors occur, and would have given a hell of a lot more piece of my mind than a simple shrug of my shoulders, and I would have offered a solution to the problem. But moving on cuz there is soooooooo much more to this story than a fabricated email response. The big picture here was that they linked my post, comprehended it and treated me with respect, so I will in turn do the same.

Now of the over three hundred and fifty hits to this post from the homeschooling website (ummm no I am not linking back sorry no link love from me) I only got feedback from three readers. Well lets just see what my new fan club had to say about me, yes me not my post… let’s break it down….

Anonymous said... So that kind of "trash talk" was upsetting, but underneath your title, you note that you're a "little fucking ray of sunshine". Oh, I see here in the comments section, it says, "Go ahead Fuck with me I dare ya". So you can say "fuck" all day long, but this kind of language offends you? Hypocrite, much?

First off Mr/Mrs. Anonymous, I don’t go around saying fuck all day long. And I never said I was offended by the word Fuck….obviously I use it quite a bit ! What I was horrified by was the fact that she was offering to suck a guys cock for a cookie, and if you had read and comprehended both the post on the homeschool website and my post you would have gotten that.

No I am not a Hypocrite, just because I use the word FUCK along with many other offensive words on my personal blog, which by the way no one forced you to read and comment on, does not mean that I don’t know when and where it is appropriate. Hypocrite I don’t think so.

Onto new fan Number 2: “You're blog is a perfect example of adults who should be an example to teens, and are not. Your blog is ridden with profanity, toothbrushes with jokes on ''ORAL'' ''wankers'' as commenters, and ''Go ahead and FK with me, I dare you'' is the final words of wisdom I see from you. Thank God you don’t teach my child.”

First of all as a teacher, I am not required to be your child’s role model 24/7. I am their authority figure during school hours only and guess what….It is YOUR responsibility to take care of your child outside of school. What I do during my off hours and what I say on my personal blog is my business not yours! You were warned before even clicking through to my site that it contained obscene language…YOU chose to precede. You could have looked away or better yet looked past the two offensive words you came across and looked at the big picture, the message in the post……however you chose to attack me on a personal level. Real intelligent move, and such a good example for your children, does your curriculum include lessons on sticking your head up your ass?

The fact that you then choose to root around my blog to find a post in which to rip me again just further proves your ignorance. My confession post has nothing to do with my job as an educator. And if you had half a brain you’d have realized it was for comic relief…..Charming confession, yes, honest, yes, hypocritical no, rather I believe your judgmental attitude and comments just prove how shallow you are.

Once again I never said I was offended by obscene language…..obviously you and commenter number one have comprehension problems. As for your final comment to me ---“Thank God you don’t teach my children” for that one comment you left, I have had hundreds of parents tell me “Thank God you are my child’s teacher” and that is more powerful than any trolls who could leave me cowardly anonymous comments on my blog.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Conspiracy Theory

Have you ever worked with someone who's seems so completely paranoid that they've just been labeled the fucknut of the workplace. And no smart asses I am not talking about me. But you know what I mean, the boss is always out to get them, they swear that their computer is being monitored, their phone line is tapped and they have the FBI on speed dial on their phone.....

Anyway I am sure we all have "one of those" people to some extent in our work place. I know I 've got more than a few of them in mine alone. I was discussing this exact thing with a co-teacher and they were going on and on about another teacher's paranoia telling me their latest conspiracy theory concerning admin.

But then it occured to me, what is some of this shit they are claiming is true. What if it's like that Mell Gibson movie and they aren't total fucknuts and all this crazy stuff acutally happened? What if they are actually the one living in "reality" and we've all been brainwashed by the evil administration? Ok it's a bit far fetched but I am thinking that there may be some slivers of truth interwined in all that paranoia. Just saying.

No Snow yet.....

Well it’s still not snowing here but I am still thinking about planning my get away as I mentioned a few posts back. Been looking at more Myrtle Beach getaways and came across an Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotel.

I like that this particular Myrtle Beach Hotel is actually a luxury condominium not a hotel room. If there is one thing I hate is tripping over bags of luggage and not having enough room to sprawl out, I’ve stayed in condos before on vacation and believe me they are the way to go.

The accommodations at this particular place seem impressive and are in the running for me to consider when visiting Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotels.

Oh I can play that game too

I have this kid in my class who’s parents immigrated to the U.S. from Russia, and although the kids have a fairly good grasp on the English language their parents can’t read or write any English at all. Kinda makes corresponding in writing a bit hard when it comes to communicating with the parents.

So after several attempts to send them some progress reports on their kid with no response I did a little investigating. Seems that I was able to get out of Mom in broken English that she did indeed receive my last correspondence that I sent to the house, and that her angelic son so graciously translated it to her.

Here in lies the problem, instead of translating to her that he was miserably failing a majority of his classes he told her that I was pleased with the progress he was making. Humm time to turn the tables on that little wanker.

So what do I do? I decide to translate the letter myself using an online translation service. Oh yeah I busted that little angel using his own game, although he could speak Russian …he couldn’t read it. Yep I just googled name  translation services
and typed up my letter and popped it into the program and presto complete text and brand translations at my my grubby little fingertips.

Needless to say….Mom knows what’s really going on and I have another weapon in my arsenal of teaching tools ….and considering that there are another 5 kids at home that are bound to try the same trick on me in the future I’d say I’m ahead of the game. Point Kat.

Locked Down

Today during 6th hour the principal came over the loud speaker and instructed us to go into lockdown. I have planning that hour so I was in my office alone at the time. So I grab my lockdown procedures and begin to secure the suite my office is in and wait.

Now I've been in several lockdowns, both planned drills and emergency ones, but this was the first one where I was all alone. I don't know it was just weird for me, the school just got too quiet all the sudden and I started to think to myself where exactly would I hide if there was an intruder in the building.

This feeling of panic just washed over me as I scanned the room looking for possible hiding places.....I could hide along the side of the filing cabinet against the wall, that might work if I crouched down low enough to the ground.....then there's the closet across in the hallway...could definately get myself and a couple of people in there.......but no lock on it so I'd have to sit on the floor and wedge myself against the door to really keep anyone from coming into it. But what if they start shooting at the door? 

At this point I'm thinking get a grip woman, but then I think hey these are legitimate thoughts you know. I mean it's a crazy world out there and you just don't know when someone's gonna snap and go on some reign of terror for who knows what reason.

After about 25 minutes I start hearing the dogs barking in the building, which brings me a bit of relief knowing that it was just a drug bust going down and not some fucknut inturder with a weapon. I don't know maybe I just let my paranoia get to me today, maybe I am watching too much news lately. Maybe I'm too painfully aware that just about every 16 year old male in my building has a hunting riffle, maybe forgetting to take my anziety medication this morning is getting the best of me......or maybe I am justified in my paranoria.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Getting Heard

A few of you know that I’ve been blogging for quite some time now, I recently retired my old blog and decided to start fresh with The Short Bus. Like any narcissistic blogger I am always looking for ways to get new readers. I’ve tried a few sites for increase in readership and adsense revenue, cuz you know Momma always needs a new pair of shoes, and a purse, and ok well you get the point.

If you’re looking to add revenue sharing and a joining a fresh blogging community you might want to give YouSayToo a shot. It’s basically an all encompassing site where you can register your blog and share your posts with a community of other blogger which in turn gives you more exposure. It’s also a good resource site that allows you to learn how to make money blogging. What’s also cool about this site is that you can choose a charity in which Blogging for Money can benefit a good cause. Not many sites offer that and it’s a good way to give back when times are tight like they are now.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Daily Peeve

I’ve got this pet peeve lately, and every time I pull up my mailbox it just grinds my ass even more. Last summer some idiot in their infinite wisdom decided to run down the mailboxes of myself and my neighbors along with leaving some nasty tread marks tearing up the grass the length of my lot.
This person seriously mowed those mailboxes to the ground then simply drove off. So here I am left with two of my neighbors mail boxes scattered across my lawn which of course I had to pick up and deliver to them. The one neighbor wasn’t a big deal just simply dropped it off with a note explaining what happened. The other neighbor wasn’t quite as easy. I knock on the door and “grandma” answers, and it’s not until after I’ve gone into this lengthy explanation of what happened do I realize the woman doesn’t understand a word I’m saying. She starts rambling on and on in Arabic then summons the “boy” to come talk to me to translate. UGH!

If that wasn’t bad enough then I had to address the whole –I ain’t got a mailbox issue.
So I go on line do some research for an indestructible mail box and take the time to get the thing properly installed and operational.

So back to my pet peeve….my neighbors….well they didn’t take as much time and well it shows. Every day when I get home their mailbox is hanging wide open, and is slanting precariously down toward the ground… much that I can’t pull up to my box without hitting the door of theirs which in some cases causes their mail to fall out of the box onto the ground.

I know what you’re thinking just get out of your car and walk to the box. Problem is it still happens after I close my box, because theirs leans on mine for support, so I just end up picking up their mail anyways or closing their box and holding it shut to get mine out. I don’t know about you, but going to the mailbox shouldn’t be such an ordeal. Ok done with my petty complaints. Oh and my new mailbox will leave more than a dent in the next guys car. Muahh Muahhhhhhhh

I need some bling

Like most people my investment portfolio is looking pretty meager lately, between that and the value of my house dropping nearly 100g’s it’s enough to make me think I’m not gonna retire anytime soon, ugh.
But if you have the money I’d seriously advise you to rethink buying and investments in your portfolios to include gold. Yep that’s what I said Gold! Why? Well let the history teacher give ya a little lesson. Basically gold has been man’s personal and most important store of value for thousands of years and most people trust in gold more than in paper investment or printed official currency.

When times of economic insecurity have come around, gold is one of the only investments that have remained alive. It’s survived the economic crisis’s of the Great Depression and in the time leading up to Black Monday in October 1987, and in the past decade the price of gold has gone up over 200 percent. Basically when the economy tends to start going into the dumper, that’s when gold goes up. Now if I could  just find that pot at the end of the rainbow I’d be all set.

Planning my Escape already

Even though I haven’t seen the first snow flake of the winter yet I am thinking about summer vacation already. I didn’t go on vacation at all this last summer because money was so tight but I am hoping to get out the east coast this summer fingers crossed.

I’ve never been to South Carolina but I’m itching to go. I know they are famous for their Myrtle Beach Golf. Even though I stink at the game of golf it wouldn’t distract me from considering Myrtle Beach Golf Packages The scenery alone is enough to convince me I am a pro. Even if golf isn’t partially your thing, you can at least appreciate all that beautiful green space that Golf Myrtle Beach has to offer.

I found some info on Myrtle Beach Golf Vacations and I’ve been checking out all they have to offer such as course guides, the top 5 golf packages in the area, car rental information etc. Ok getting back to the reality at hand and get back to grading those papers cuz summer's a long ways off yet. sigh.

X equals What?

I recently had some conversations with parents about how their kids are struggling in their math classes this year. It’s a simple situation that these kids need math help and because of class loads there simply isn’t enough one on one time.

Unfortunately because of the raised expectations of the state standards many of the parents can’t help their kids because they don’t have the skills to do so.  When this is the situation online math tutoring can be helpful.  You can find some free online math tutoring and  math help out there which are fine if you just need occasional help here and there.

But if you need more substantial help you can use an online math tutor. In these scenarios the student works one on one with a tutor in a web environment on their home computer. Using a virtual whiteboard both the tutor and the student converse and work out problems together. A nice way to find some free online math help  for yourself or you child without the hassle of searching all over the place for it.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

What the hell is wrong with People

Sometimes I just shake my head in total disgust at some people. I have to admit I am an Entertainment Gossip Junkie, my focus of lately is that hopelessly misunderstood Jon Gosselin. Yeah I admit I've got some unnatural attraction to that douchebag dad lately. Actually I just think it's our common hate for Kate that motivates it, but hey that's just my take on it.

Anyway I was looking for the latest daddy douchebag news when I ran accross the headline about Cindy Crawford being extorted for money, not that unbelievable, but what completley pissed me off was the headline of the story toting she was being extorted with a "sexy picture" of her 7 year old daughter.  I don't know what sick fucker wrote that article but the last time I checked depicting a 7 year old bound and gagged to a chair isn't in the slightest sexy. It's fucking sick is what it is asshole. Seriously what the hell is wrong with you people that you can't have the moral fiber to recognize that?

And what the hell is with these celebritities and hiring these wacko nannies, I mean come on you've got enough money to hire the best of the best, do a little screening before hand you idiots. And as far as the extorter(s) go I hope you rot in jail ,  preferably with a cell mate who needs a new bitch.

TIme to make some changes

I don't know about you but my senses has been getting an influx ads, billboards, and TV commercials about credit repair. I think just about everyone has become realistically aware of their credit situation, mostly when it not what it should be. With more and more people relying on that credit availability to help make ends meet here and there in this tough economy it's important to keep track of it and improve credit when it's needed

Now we have to do all we can to keep our credit in order, and we need to repair bad credit as soon as we possibly can if we want to survive. Even if you do not have horrible credit it still helps to improve credit scores when ever you can. You will save money on interest rate in the long run by having a better score.

When I went was getting ready to buy the house I am living in I routinely checked my credit and for good reason. I had some really old accounts I closed that were still showing up a open and pulling down my credit score even though they were zero balances they were considered potential debt. So the site you should  go to to learn more about credit repair services is So if your credit is a bit mucked up you might wanna give them a look to get those scores back up.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's that time of year again.........

That' right report card time, and well it's always such fun.....not! But for all the parents who can't be bothered to meet with me for do have the report card and its comments to fall back on. And just in case you need some help deciphering those comment codes us teachers use , Let me do a layman’s translation for ya.

Student is not working to their potential

Basically this means your child sets low personal standards for themselves and consistently fails to achieve them. There’s nothing worse than a kid with an IQ over 80 who consistently scores lower on assignments than my kids that are borderline Cognitively Impaired, how retarded is that?

Student is inattentive in class

In other words Johnny works well when under constant supervision and when cornered like a rat in a trap. But as long as I keep waving shiny objects in front of him he’s good to go. Note to self I need some more tin foil.

Student is talkative in class

Look your kid has verbal diarrhea, she couldn’t shut her pie hole if her life depended on it. She thinks nothing of carrying on a conversation while sitting 6 inches from me and when asked to shut her trap has the nerve to tell me “just a minute I am not finished”. I’m seriously considering a muzzle for her.

Working to capacity

I know this will sound heartless but this is the polite way of saying your kid is just a big sack of stupid. In other words the wheels are turning but the hamster died the first day of kindergarten. I hate to say it, but when he drank from the fountain of knowledge….he only gargled, and on top of that he spit out what little he took in.

Lacks effective study habits:

Instead of completing study guides for upcoming tests he draws inappropriate symbols such as swastikas and the confederate flag, oh and don’t forget the other terms of endearment such as kike, gook, beaner and his all time fav my niggar….yeah it’s amazing that he can’t spell his way out of a paper bag but sure as hell can spell all those words right.

And last but not least….

Student takes on a leadership role….yeah more like his friends would follow him anywhere, but only out of morbid curiosity.

***Don't leave me hate mail homeschoolers, and PTA Leaders, if you can't realize this was tongue in cheek then you need to take the stick outta your ass and watch some Cheech and Chong movies while smoking a fattie.

Get with the Program People

I saw this link to a site called So I'm thinking bloggers and television shows oh yeah this could be interesting...hum . But it turns out, it is a site for Direct TV Service  I wonder if they picked this domain name to get the attention of all of us blogger? Well I guess it worked on me since I clicked on it and ended up looking around eh?

 Now I already  have both cable and Direct Satellite Services  in my home....Yeah I know why both but the cable cost is written into my homeowners association fees so it's  a fixed cost. But if  you don't already, or even if you do have another company you might want to look at   Direct TV Deals  that are going on right now. It looks like they are running a special where you can get 3 months of Showtime and Starz when you buy the 129 channel special..

That's not a bad deal considering what I am paying for a zillion channels I could never in my wildest dreams ever watch. But anyway give it a look, and oh and don't believe the hype that Satellite TV goes out everytime it rains, I can count on one hand the times that has happened in the past 5 years to me. And in those cases the power went out too so not like it would have mattered anyway.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

No Regard

Last night I was just getting ready for bed when the coverage of  DC sniper John Allen Muhammad lethal injection came on. Personally I found the questions from the reporters to be for one idiotic and completely pathetic.

I honestly don't give a shit what the man monster had for his last fucking meal, whether he had any last words, how many times the asshole blinked, or how many breaths he took before he died. As far as I am concerned all I care about is that he took his last one. A bit harsh you think? I think not.

This scumbag was a cold hearted calculated KILLER, with no regard to life, and that's exactly how I felt about his life regard. The fact that this asshole even got a minute of airtime regarding his last moments on earth is a slap in the face of his victims and the families they left behind.

But by far the most most disgusting comment that I heard was from one of Muhammad's lawyer who was quoted as saying on his way into to the execution room: "He will die with dignity -- dignity to the point of defiance." The scumbag didn't  deserve to die with dignity, he lost that privilege when he arbitrarily decided to play God and randomly end 10 innocent people's life's, just because he could. I'll sleep easier tonight knowing you've met your maker John, and if I were a betting woman I'd say it's not boding well for you right now.

That's what I get for using my computer for evil .....

There is nothing more annoying to me than when my laptop runs like a friggin sloth. I’ve talked in the past about how much I hate Windows Vista and that evil little blue circle that just keeps going around and around every time I start my computer.

But you know as much as I hate that blue circle, I hate parting with cold hard cash even more.  So I did a little research, do all the usual housekeeping stuff like defraging, scan disk cleanup and it seems to help for a bit but then I am back to the same old crap and slow loading times UGH.

So I decide to delve a little deeper into my problem read a few help forums and come to the conclusion it’s probably a repair registry issue. I’d never used an independent registry cleaner so I gave a lookieloo and found they offer a windows registry cleaner program and guess what peeps the scan is free so it definitely fits into my budget which is well no budget.

Kinda glad I didn’t have to pay for the scan cuz it turns out that an “un” clean registry wasn’t the issue, the only thing my lap top is infected with is being big old steaming pile o’crap.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Show me The Money

Or should I say save me da’ money. It’s hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner and with this economy I’m strapped just like everyone else. So I’m looking to stretch the buck this year but I don’t want to sacrifice quality either.

I’ve been surfing the net kind of regularly for promotion codes for all those black Friday ads that are soon to hit the web, you know when you go to finalize your order and they say do ya have any coupons or codes. Well I’ve never been able to find any in the past that were actually worth my effort spending the time looking for and then I ran across

It’s actually a site worth bookmarking if you are looking to save some moohla this Christmas and are slammed for time to spend hours running around God’s green earth looking for the best deals. Anyway check it out and let me know if you found any good deals, cuz I'm all about the deals this year!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Get your love junk off my Humps!

Now that I'm at the high school I'm not only reunited with my former special education students but also about 250 general education students that I've co taught with in the past 2 years.

Although I've built a re pore with these kids my involvement with them is limited. But you know there is always an exception or two or a dozen to the rule. Case in point, "the trustie stead" so rightly nicknamed this because he used to gallop down the halls of the middle school. I kid you not.

So the stead heard I was teaching in the building and let's just say he's a little too enthusiastic about my new digs. Let's just say the awkward moments have been piling up and I'm about ready to bring out a can of whip ass on the kid.

Awkward moment number one which in hindsight was seemingly harmless, consisted of my name being bellowed down the hall and kisses being blown in my direction. However it did take a sharp turn to the creepy side when a "damn you look fine today" was added to the mix.

Awkward moment number two: The creepy cling. So I'm headed out the door to go off campus and I hear the Stead call me. At this point I choose to pretend to be Helen Keller and put my deaf mute skills to work ignoring his ass as I pick up my pace trying to make it to the safety zone outside of the building.

Unfortunately I wore my heels that day and with what had to be superhuman powers that kid sprinted the length of a hallway catching up to me and cackling me in a full fledged bear hug.If that wasn't awkward enough he added a "you're so soft" Seriously this kid is beginning to creep me out completely.

Just as I was beginning to think my personal space violation quota had been met for the week I got slam dunked again....this time while in the office. I prepare to stand my ground as he makes his approach and begin chanting my mantra: "Personal Space, Please respect my PERSONAL SPACE!" simultaneously extending my arm as if to draw an invisible off limits perimeter around my body.
Of course this kryptonite has no effect on his superpowers and he proceeds to violate my space once again. This time lingering a bit to long which only added to the creepy stalker psycho-ness of the situation.

Now I'm thinking that Admin who witnessed this whole debacle would likely reprimand him. Oh I don't know maybe give him a stern warning about touching me especiall when I make it clear that it's uncomfortable for me.

But NO, they didn't bat an eye, even after I complained it was very awkward. Their take? Wow you've really bonded with your students. UM NOOO! I don't want to "bond" with him and secondly he's NOT my student. So I'd kindly appreciate someone telling him to keep his junk off me.

Needless to say they didn't do anything and I am as we speak, surfing the net for a stun gun to keep the little wanker in line. Ok, so a stun gun is a bit much. I'd settle for a shock collar with a remote range of about a quarter mile. Yeah that should do the trick.