Monday, October 29, 2012

Today's Rambles 29 Oct 2012

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was... meh.

I share an Amazon Prime account with my daughter. I noticed this morning that I got a copy of an angry message she sent to Limoges Jewelry over an order. She ordered a ring and it said it would ship in 3-5 business days but they shipped it later than that.

I know some people don't care about that, but when you say you're going to do something and you don't, and you don't even write to apologize, then you suck. I don't blame her for being mad.

I had one seller ship me something late. When I got it, I said it was late. They said that they would refund the shipping to me, if I took the bad feedback off. I couldn't believe it! I didn't think they were allowed to do it. I should have demanded a refund but I let it go. I'll have to dig out that company name and post their emails. I love to call them on it.

Anyway, on a very much happier note, I love the icon I designed yesterday for my username over at TCM. You can actually see the old one there. I didn't want to use the exact same one, because I wanted lettering that looked sort of 1940s, kind of bold looking.

I've had that same icon (the in-color one) for eons. I have since lost my original that I made, but I'd say that's been my avatar/icon for about... good googly goo! Seven years or more! Geez. :( Time is going too fast.

Would you let a man out of jail who allowed someone to rape your twelve-year-old daughter?! Apparently if you were this judge, you would. That man is a danger to others. Lock him up in jail and throw away the key! That whole family is sick. They all need to be in prison. The question, however, still remains. Where is Britney Wood, the niece that has disappeared?

Just so we're clear. I may be from Atlanta. I may love TBS, TNT and most of all TCM. I may love Warner Brothers and recognize that Time is an old (but sadly, now leftist) magazine. I may love the Braves and enjoy Turner field. There is one thing that I don't like though, despite all of those things. Let's see if I can put this delicately...
Apology, not accepted Ted, and if you can say what you did about good people, then I can say what I did about someone who isn't. Oh and I love that political cartoon, by the way.

On the subject of retirement, I take issue with the retiree best/worst city list published by First off, I'm not sure how you can compare the cost of living in California with the cost of living in Alaska. I lived in Alaska for many years, and would have stayed if my ex wasn't such an ass.

Aside from that, I am curious about their census data factor. Why would it matter how many other seniors live anywhere? I'm not sure I understand this. Also, how did they look at the data? Was it how many seniors per zip code? Square mileage? General population? What?

I was a home health care nurse in Alaska, just about the entire time I lived there. Oh and don't get sitters confused with home health care. I wasn't a sitter, I would stop by and give a shot, go to the next one and change a dressing, go to the next one and teach them how to use oxygen and on and on. It was just like working in a hospital or doctor's office.

Anyway. More than 95% of any home health care is for people who are on Medicare. That's the reality of it. I can say with authority that Fairbanks is a great place for retirees. They have assisted living and all the normal services that any average city has. The best part is that they have an amazingly close community and summers that are to die for.

I just cannot believe that this article chose California, the socialist state, over good 'ol America. That is just so SO sad.

Today is execution or death day, for some oddball reason.

On this day...
... in 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh was executed. (More on that in a moment).
... in 1901, the assassin who killed President McKinley was executed, (odd coincidence since I was just talking about Alaska).
... in 1942, the British protested the persecution of Jews by Nazis, (so they were trying to prevent them from being _____, yep executed).
... in 1948, a killer smog took a lot of elderly lives.

What a strange coincidence on all of this.

Today's music selection is In the Air Tonight, by Phil Collins.

Have a great Monday everyone!

No comments: