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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Kissing the Kidlets

Homegirl wants to know if bloggers kiss their kids. I kiss my kids all the time. Hugs and kisses are a big way of showing my kids that I love them, that they are important and special to me. My parents both grew up in less affectionate homes, and so affection was a big part of our family growing up,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

You're Makin' Me Nervous!

I was nominated for a rather prestigious award, and the announcement of the winner is tomorrow at a special luncheon. (It's Administrative Professionals Day tomorrow.... have you recognized YOUR admin lately?) I'm up against a lady who has become one of my friends, and we're both pretty calm about... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

You Can't Have It All!

I enjoy reading Penelope Trunk's blog, The Brazen Careerist. But, quite honestly, Penelope Trunk is nuts. She has a lot of interesting ideas... ideas that would be great if money were no object and if life were a fairy-tale. Unfortunately, money IS an object, and a very big one in many of our lives.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Etiquette of Accepting a Job

We are desperately short-staffed in an area, and we've been trying to hire someone to fill the empty spot -- a high-traffic admin position -- for more than a month. We actually had chosen two candidates who were great fits, and had hired one. She worked here for a week and then the Office Manager... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Fisher Paykel Appliances ROCK!

I have been lusting after my mother's washer and dryer for nearly ten years, ever since she got a Fisher Paykel set. So when I received an employee award with a $500 prize, and got a nice Christmas bonus on top of it, I decided to use the money to buy myself a Fisher Paykel washer and dryer. Of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Psych! He Did NOT Resign!

So now the mayor is saying that the letter he sent stating that he planned to retire at the end of July was NOT a resignation letter. Uh. Right. If I give my boss a letter that says, "Jane, I plan to retire from my position on August 1," then Jane is going to start looking for someone to replace me.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 24, 2008

More on the Mayor

So the latest news I'm hearing is that, hey, he's only going to resign IF he gets the job of superintendent of schools. Otherwise, he'll stay in. Since WHEN do you get to be elected for one position and then decide that no, you'd rather have this other position, so you are going to tentatively... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Do You Know What Our Mayor Did?

I am SO angry that I HAVE to rant about this, So bear with, and tell me (a) what YOU think of this, and (b) what the electors in the city can do about it. Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton recently ran for his fifth term. He's been mayor here for sixteen years. After a very hotly contested election, he... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Can You Pass the Citizenship Test?

A friend sent me this link, and the test is quite interesting. I passed, which few people apparently do. Can you? Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Did They REALLY Starve Him?

There's a news story about a kid who went to Egypt as a foreign exchange student. He came home early, practically a skeleton. Now he's claiming that his host family, members of the Coptic Church, starved him. I suppose it's possible that his hosts were cruel, evil people. I mean, there are such... Sign in to see full entry.

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