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Saw this on Teflonjedi’s blog… wanted to give it a go.

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Today my dad is 57. When I spoke with him, he was having a really good day. He’s out of town working.. won’t see him until this weekend.

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After biting my nails as a child & wearing acrylic nails in my 20’s, I am happy to say that my nails are strong enough to grow out without chipping/flaking/breaking constantly. I had them all the same length (not long.. I type all day at work) and one broke. I hate when that happens!

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Overheard conversation:

A: My daughter is getting married this summer. Will you come?
B: You ain’t said nothing but a word. When is it?

What does that mean? YOU AIN’T SAID NOTHING BUT A WORD… someone at work told me that it means YES… or I’ll do it.. or you have my word. Why not just say YES? Not a very efficient way of speaking if you ask me.. yeah, I know, no one did. πŸ™‚

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The co-worker that I blogged about yesterday.. about the taxes confusion.. said something else today that floored me.

I walked back to my desk and overheard her & another co-worker arguing about whether or not you can kill a cow when it is standing up. As in.. chop it’s head off.

Why in the world would anyone talk about that? I could not figure out how they got on that subject. I mean.. really.

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When you pick out your clothes in the morning, and you choose a white shirt, do you (ladies) say, “I’m wearing a white shirt.. where is that black bra? I cannot wear a neutral color.. it has got to be black!”

I believe that some of my co-workers do this. Each time some of them wear a white shirt, they wear a black bra.. and they are pale skinned girls.. the black bra shows.

It is not cute.

That’s all I’m saying about that.

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I changed the headlights on my car tonight.. by myself.. and they work!

One of the headlights was out when I started my car this afternoon, so I stopped in the auto parts store on the way & got the guy at the counter to show me how to change them.

I’m so proud of myself!

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Turns out, Granny had a total hip replacement. She was to be moved today to a nursing home for physical therapy for three weeks and after that, she should be able to go back home.

I’m really glad that she was healthy enough to be able to have the hip replacement. At her age, this is wonderful!

Thanks for your continued thoughts & prayers. She (as well as our family & the nursing home staff) will definitely need them in the next month.

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I’m going to Vegas in 3 weeks! YIPPEE!!! πŸ™‚

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen of Titanium’s Favorite Things

1. My children: holding them close, hugging & kissing them.

2. Seeing the eyes of someone I care about light up when they see me.

3. Daffodils blooming in the spring.

4. The smell of my parents’ house.

5. Dobby chirping when he hears my voice.

6. Clean, line dried sheets on my bed.

7. Cucumbers and tomatoes from Mom’s garden.

8. Afternoon naps.

9. An empty, shining kitchen sink.

10. Letters from loved ones in the mailbox.

11. Fresh flowers on the dining room table.

12. The sound of rain on a tin or aluminum roof.

13. An almost empty in-box at work.

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Fortune’s Rocks

Have you ever read the first sentence of a book & knew in that instant that it was going to be great?

This morning, I read the first couple of pages of a book when I was drying my hair (yes, I even multi-task when getting ready for work.. scary, huh?). I was hooked after the first sentence. I like Anita Shreve’s writing style and have read most of her books. This one, I believe, is going to be an exceptional novel.

Fortune’s Rocks

Have you ever read the first sentence of a book & knew in that instant that it was going to be great?

This morning, I read the first couple of pages of a book when I was drying my hair (yes, I even multi-task when getting ready for work.. scary, huh?). I was hooked after the first sentence. I like Anita Shreve’s writing style and have read most of her books. This one, I believe, is going to be an exceptional novel.

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Tax confusion

At work today, a lady said that she liked getting paid weekly at a previous job. Another lady, said that she’d not like getting paid weekly because she’d have to pay more taxes.. but at least she’d get a bigger refund at the end of the year.

WHAT?

I asked her what she meant..since taxes are a percentage.. the same percentage is taken out whether you work 40 hours, 80 hours or 160 hours in a pay period.

She said that you pay more taxes if you get paid weekly.

This made sense to her.

She then explained that you pay less taxes if you buy things one at a time at the grocery store.. rather than a whole buggy-full of groceries at once.

I said.. well, yes, you pay more taxes when you spend more money since taxes are in proportion to the dollar amount spent.

She thought I was strange for saying this & said that I was wrong.

I’m not sure where she gets her ideas about taxes & how they work. She said I was being argumentative when I tried to explain it to her. I said, “If you get paid 100 dollars a week and pay 10% in taxes, it doesn’t matter if you get paid weekly and pay 10 dollars in taxes a week, or whether you get paid bi-weekly and pay 20 dollars every two weeks, or if you get paid every 4 weeks and pay 40 dollars in taxes every 4th week, it all is the same in the end.” She didn’t understand it.. at all. She still argued that with getting paid weekly, the taxes taken out are more.

After a few minutes, I quit trying to explain it. I was getting a headache.

If I go with her way of thinking, perhaps I should pay for the kids’ school lunches by the month instead of sending money for two weeks at a time.. so it will cost less… or no.. I got that backwards, didn’t I? I should send money each day, and that would make it cost less.

Or.. instead of filling up my gas tank once a week, I could put 2 or 3 dollars worth of gas in the car each day.. and save money that way… along with wasting a whole lot of time!

It’s funny how some people think, isn’t it?