Friday, October 24, 2008

True Dat!

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." James Madison

Something to think about.........

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Homecoming memories

What a great time of year, I love homecoming week.
For some of us who are old enough, we can remember the night parades through downtown, the bon-fires, beating up an old car with a sledge hammer during lunch-time and spending evenings in country barns decorating floats.
As a parent, I loved having hordes of kids at our house, practicing skits, cheers and painting up posters, signs and each other! We still have paint on a tree out back from 1993.
But now that the kiddles are out of high school, homecoming week is quiet at our house. I miss it. The energy and the optimism of teens is a B-12 shot.

So I'll go to the parade and the game and it'll be fun, and I will be reminded of some of the past homecomings - as a student and as a parent. Homecoming's not the same when you're a spectator rather than a participant. But then that's true in all things.................

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Remember this?

Ran across this and had to chuckle.

"To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say, Don't be economic girlie men!" --California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, at the Republican convention 2004

I guess there a whole lot of "girlie men" now.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Gotta love Ronnie

I find myself buried in politics. The national political scene is captivating. It's almost like watching "E" network, but with government officials, instead of movie stars and entertainers. Sometimes I have to make a conscious effort to pull away from it for a while.

Locally, here in my sweet little town, things are getting just as interesting. Has it always been like this? Or is this race a little more venomous? I'd love to hear from others on this subject. Sometimes I think that working at a newspaper puts me so far into the middle of it, my viewpoint may be askew.

But I ran across this quote and just found myself smiling, so I wanted to share it.

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” - Ronald Reagon

Things that make you go, hmmmm.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Plaza Circle Raceway

Well, I almost got creamed today during the lunch hour rush to return to work.
Not once, but twice as I made my way around the circle from Del Puerto Ave. to North Third Street, two different vehicles chose to create a two lane race way.

First was a young woman in such a big hurry. Apparently I wasn't going fast enough for her, so she passed me on the inside, then cut in front of me so she could exit onto E. Las Palmas. Only problem for her was a pedestrian crossing there, which meant she had to stop. I stopped behind her too, as my other option would have been to A) hit her from behind; or B) try to veer left and continue my trip around the circle.

Luckily, I didn't go around her, as another vehicle with two gentlemen, was making it's way on the inside track.

Again, I ask you: When did the Plaza circle become a multi-lane roadway? Did I miss the memo on that?