Friday, August 31, 2007

women and good deals

Today I woke up early to go to a warehouse sale at a Carter's outlet store. It was a madhouse. As someone who never goes shopping on the day after Thanksgiving I found it almost overwhelming although very exciting. The countdown until the doors opened and the anticipation of great deals was too much for me to handle before noon. It was almost a competition to see who could get in the door first. I got caught up in the excitement and was about the 5th person in the door, cutting off the moms with strollers, there was no way I was letting them in first. I don't know what came over me, usually I am pretty polite in that respect. I usually let people go ahead of me, hold doors for others, etc. The thrill of a deal overtook my manners. In the end I spent eleven bucks and bought three pairs of pajamas for my sons. Would I do it again? Hell yeah. It is funny to see the way women get when it comes to getting a shirt for 70% off. I wonder if this is the way men get when they are outside playing football. It was crazy and from what I hear this sale was tame compared to years past. In my opinion the deals really were not all that great to begin with but it was still interesting to see.

Friday Feast

Feast One Hundred & Fifty Eight

Who is the easiest person for you to talk to? Hmm. I would have to say my friend Danielle. We see eye to eye on most things and she can be very understanding and insightful without being too pushy. When we disagree it is usually done respectfully and can see each others points of view without getting our panties in a wad.

If you could live in any ancient city during the height of the quality of its society and culture, which one would you choose? I would love to have lived in Cairo Egypt. The people of this time were amazing. They were archaeological geniuses.

What is the most exciting event you’ve ever witnessed? Gosh, talk about a hard question. Let's see. I must be boring because I have never really witnessed anything too exciting. When I worked in accounting it was always very exciting to catch people trying to pass fake checks. We got to see them get arrested. I always loved that part of my job. Haha scammers nice try!! Get a job!

Main Course
If you were a celebrity, what would you do for a publicity stunt? Well I would not drink and drive, that's for sure. Anything Britney did involving her children I would NOT do, lol.

What do you consider the ideal age to have a first child? I had my first son at 23 and I was ready. It depends on the person though. Some people are not ready at 36 while others can no a better job at 18. I tend to think age, marital status, etc mean little compared to your level of reponsibility, finances, and maturity.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Things that piss me off

I hate system abusers. You know the type, the ones who have 50 kids by 50 daddies and do not work to pay for them. The kind who claim to be disabled so that they can sit at home with their cats and cry on message boards. The kind who cannot be thankful for what they do have and instead want the world to feel sorry for them and pity them. Whatever happened to self respect, to pride? Whatever happened to working for what you have and for what you want or need? Now don't get me wrong, I am all for lending a helping hand to those in NEED. Sometimes life throws you a turd and everything turns to shit. I get that, I have been there. However I find it utterly ridiculous that there are people who expect to get something for nothing. Public assistance is out there to lend you a hand, not to feed you for life. It is sad that the system lets down those who really need the help but continues to help the abusers claim the "victim" card.