Share my shame. Yep, busted for speeding. But, despite what my instructor said, some people really do NOT know they are speeding. When you come off a 70 mph strip and are going 68, you don’t worry about speeding… even if the speed drops to 55. I swear I never saw a sign. When I saw the blue lights, I instinctively checked and my gauge read 68, so I had no idea why I was being pulled over. I was actually surprised my little truck was able to go that fast. He strains, he really does.
Oh well, I digress.
The story I’m going to tell is a two-parter. One part is funny. The other part is sad. Let’s get rid of the sad part first… Continue reading
I had an interesting comment awaiting my approval here on WickedBlog this morning. Someone from the Danville School System (in, what I can only assume is an attempt to counter the bad publicity from a photo and short blog I posted wayyyyy back in 2006 on the Toliver Elementary School) added a comment on that very blog post.
The original post used a photo of the school’s marquee with two misspelled words on it. I posted it because having that displayed at my old elementary school distressed me. I often blog about things that distress me — especially when it has to do with the education system.
Good Comment Content… However…
The new comment gave great PR for a recent academic achievement for the school, and I approved the comment. I know what the school representative was hoping to accomplish, unfortunately, that’s not the way SEO works. Continue reading
I’m working on getting all my ducks in a row, now… before December 31st. I’ve taken the opportunity to do so while I’m feeling all “under the weather” lately. I had to do something to help me feel better (and when I’m sick, even taxes don’t really make me feel any worse!)
I’m making sure I have copies of all my receipts and am organizing all my invoices and proofs of payment. I’m getting all those notes with mileage pulled together in one place (yeah, I know I should have KEPT them more organized, but I didn’t). Oh well.
It is my hope, that on January 2nd, I’ll be able to stick my taxes in the mail. Yeah, I really know how to party! I really know how to ring in the New Year. Whoo-Hooo!
But, by starting now, I’ve got a goal that will actually reduce my stress at the beginning of the year instead of postponing it. I despise the paperwork and the hassle… but I’m really excited about making it end early this year… err… next year.
I took my daughter and our friend, Brittney to see Twilight last night, to a sellout crowd in Russell Springs, Kentucky. Sellout. That’s really saying something around here. It almost never happens. The 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. showings were overrun with enthusiastic crowds.
And, just in case no one believes a sell-out crowd around here, I have photos!
Great movie… the book, of course, was still better. ;O)
Last night, while at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington, Kentucky I bought a book and a magazine. While waiting my turn to check out, I noticed that the three displays closest to the main checkout were quite an odd collection of topics… and then I thought about it and decided that the person responsible for the setup of these displays may be making their own statement.
I’ll let you be the judge (I got photos of each of the three for your review):
First there was this one…
then this one followed…
and the third (and last one) before the checkout…
Accident, irony or overt political statement? You be the judge.