Friday, March 18, 2011

Dr. Irwin Redlener needs to understand the real world.

I listened in stunned silence to Dr. Redlener last night on CNN. Here is a man, who is completely out of touch with reality. So this is what higher education does to a person? It makes you completely senile or insane?

Here's the thing, he thinks that hospitals and various agencies need to spend more money on disaster preparedness. Now don't you think for a split second that anyone is going to do this for free. Guess who will pay for this? YOU, the consumer. Whether it's a government agency (taxes) or a hospital (fees for services) YOU will be the one to pay. They're not going to take it out of their pockets!

The Peterson murders.

Sadly, there is crime every single day. Only every now and again, we find a case that really interests us or at least, the press. The press is the one who decides which ones they like and don't, then we have to follow along with them. If they'd quit making mountains out of molehills, we'd get real news.

In any case, today I want to talk about the Peterson murders. What do you think about it? Now that I've asked, what I want to first know is...

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

How many Walmart employees does it take to answer a question?

Okay, so this very frustrating. Tell me am I wrong here? Was it me who was confused? I don't understand what the problem was with these questions, but I'm going to copy and paste some support emails bouncing back and forth between myself and Walmart.

Before we go on, let's discuss how Gmail works, briefly. I love Gmail for so many reasons that this deserves its own post, but for now I just want to make sure you understand what the "- Show quoted text -" means. Let's consider a few emails.

Friday, March 04, 2011


I was a little perturbed when I discovered that they will not allow reviews to be posted at their site for merchandise or products purchased. How come I didn't notice that before, when I ordered from them?

Here I will review two things: first the merchant then the products themselves. I will not be silenced!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

A vegetable garden is not such a simple thing.

The decision to start a garden sounds simple. You either want to do it or you don't. If you want to it is easy to become overwhelmed and wonder if it's really worth it. To start a garden, it will cost you... a lot. Besides costing you time and effort, the financial portion can easily become astronomical if you're not careful.

I have attempted gardening several times with mixed results. I still am not that familiar with it either and am still learning. My first garden was years ago back when I was married to my first husband and we were stationed at Ft. Stewart, Georgia. We lived on-post and we rented a community garden that was also on-post but not near us. We had very little money and started from seed. We didn't add any soil amendments that I recall, but I did get a soil test.

All went fairly well until the great floods of that year (I can't remember the specific year but was between 1990 and 1995, I remember it was the year the Savannah K-Mart parking lost was flooded). We had some storms that not only flooded Savannah, but our garden plot too. It was knee deep in water and when the water finally subsided, to my dismay the green beans and carrots continued on. We had loads of beans and carrots, but nothing else. All others were lost.

Crime stories that bother me.

I like to watch crime shows. I don't mean shows like CSI or Law & Order, though I do like both of those! What I mean is the documentary shows detailing certain crimes like 48 Hours or Forensic Files and so forth.

As a young reader, Agatha Christie books were my favorites. I've always been drawn to mysteries, which is kind of funny if you knew me. I don't strike you as a mystery kind of girl, but I am. Columbo is my favorite TV character just about ever. I know I digress, but I was just trying to illustrate how this has always been an interest for me.

So there are a couple of cases that bother me and both for various reasons. Since I cannot sleep tonight (a neighbor's dog woke me and now I'm up for good, I guess) I thought I'd write about them.