Friday, November 18, 2011


And not a moment too soon.

Have a sweet weekend!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blew it

the last 2 days.  Oh well, you can't win all of the time.  And really, this week work is interfering.  I am so busy I can't think straight some times.

Oh yeah, and hubby is gone for 12 days hunting.  He left yesterday.  VACATION!  (for me)

Monday, November 14, 2011

In lieu of....

Gotta love Alternative Work Schedules.  I work a 4-5-9 work schedule and last Friday, Veteran's Day, was my scheduled Friday off.  Ooops, can't take an off day on a holiday, so I get to pick any other day during that 2 week pay period to make up my day off.  Of course, I'm going to pick a Monday after a 3 day weekend.

Do you think I'm nuts!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Another conference rival

Bring it on!  And, we are back to the nice 1:00pm time.

BLACK and GOLD, you rock!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Where is the sun?

I need some sun.  I'm not sure I'm ready for winter, not yet.  I am ready for some football, though.

GO PITT!  (12:00 noon in case you are interested)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sorry state of football

Well, it is for Penn State.  I'm extremely tired of hearing about Mr. Paterno's firing.  I have mixed emotions on whether or not he should have been allowed to finish the season.  I understand from a victim's point of view, it was probably wayyyyyyy overdue and didn't come soon enough.  But the facts are what they are and I also have to think about the kids on that football team that now are left behind.

I don't know.  I do know, I sure wouldn't want to be in that situation.  Happy Valley isn't so happy.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Warning!  Warning!  This is only a test.  I wonder how many people did not get that message and will go off the deep end in a few minutes.

What am I talking about?  You didn't get that memo?

It's time for the FEMA Emergency Alert System Test.  It's nationwide.  Cool.  Way to work on keeping us safe :-)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I am all about technology.  I love playing around with gadgets, computers, smart phones, games, etc.  I use a BlackBerry and an iPhone as my work phone and I use the Droid Bionic as my personal phone.  The only reason I have 2 work phones is because we are evaluating the use of the iPhone for our organization (my BlackBerry number is forwarded to my iPhone).

I love the latest and greatest of technology.  Okay, so my Bionic is already outdated.  That's ok.

I do prefer Android.

Monday, November 7, 2011


I have a football hangover.  Like I said yesterday, I hate my team playing on Sunday night.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


It's a football Sunday!  Go Steelers!

I really can't stand the prime time Sunday night games.  I hate waiting.  (also can't stand the Monday night games)  I want my game on Sunday at 1:00pm.  No waiting, that's just more time for people to run their mouths.  I don't care about being on in prime time.  That means nothing to me.

Give me my game now!

Go Steelers!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ready for the weekend?

What a great day to sleep in.  My husband was up and gone by 5:00am (hunting).  The kids slept in.  What a peaceful morning.

Now what to do with my free Saturday?

Friday, November 4, 2011


Welcome to Friday!  Even though it is my work Friday, it's an ok day (so far).

Received my new laptop and TouchPad yesterday afternoon.  Can you believe it?  They are still boxed up.  I need to figure out a plan.  Are they for Christmas, are they both mine, what about the other laptop and TouchPad?  Hmmmm, what to do, what to do.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Just do it

That's the motto I try to follow.  Of course, it doesn't always work out that way, but I like to think it keeps me from procrastinating.

Reality is, the closer to my heart something is, the harder it is to make a difficult decision.  And let's just leave that statement as is and move on.

Just do it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Let's rant

Let's rant a little, shall we?

What would you like to rant about?  My top 10 peeves.

  1. Congress can't get ANYTHING accomplished and they are always, always "out of the office".
  2. Football isn't football without making the quarterback play like a real football player and take the hits (Ben does).
  3. Big banks.  Yeah, B of A backed off of their debit card fees, but they will find something else to makeup the difference (I am still in the process of leaving).
  4. The "Good Ole Boy" network.  We have that here with our school board, sheriff, and law enforcement community.
  5. Standing daily status meetings.  There is really nothing significant to report on every day.
  6. Slow poke drivers that won't get out of the left lane.
  7. People that can't park between the lines.  Not my fault if your doors get scratched by my already paid off vehicle.
  8. Walking on the left side of the hallway, sidewalk, etc.  Didn't your mother teach you to always stay to the left and pass on the right?
  9. Spam.  If I opt out or unsubscribe, then, damn it, take me off the list.
  10. People that wear clothes that really are, um, unbecoming.  I'm not interested in seeing that tire around your waist.
Just my 2 cents.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

HP TouchPad

So I just went to Best Buy online and ordered a new HP laptop and also got the HP TouchPad (32gb) for $150.  I thought it was a good deal.  I mean, I needed the laptop and the tablet was just a bonus.  It seems that this is exclusive to Best Buy and HP (at least that's what they said in the press release), but when I was selecting my HP laptop, Compaq was also considered a qualifying laptop to get the lower priced TouchPad.

Yes, the tablet might be extinct, but it works, it's WIFI, and any minute Android will be ported over to it.  What more do you want?

I think it looks pretty cool.  I don't really care for WebOS, but that's minor.