Sunday, February 22, 2009

Silver Lining S-day, part XXVII

Ah, comfy blog. It's been a few days!

Well, it's been a pretty busy week, but that's a good thing. Work is busy and I'm thankful that I have a job that I enjoy. A couple of years ago when Meego started all-day school, I was wondering what sort of fun, productive, meaningful things I could do to occupy myself and also make some cash. So now I do this test prep teacher thing - who knew? Not to mention the fun crew of co-workers. There are popular TV shows set in hospitals, crime investigation precincts, lawyer's offices... there should be a test prep center TV show. I'd watch.

That portion of fence that got trashed in the wind storm a couple of weeks ago? All fixed. I'm thankful I found a good fence repairman guy who did a good job and didn't try to sell us something we didn't need. The other side of the fence - the side we share with the weird neighbors - was looking ready to give in this week's nasty wind storms too, but Magnum was able to reinforce that yesterday, utilizing his new Duracell Powerpack toy.

Yes, we have been having some nasty wind lately, but on the days that weren't windy, it's been very pleasant. I was able to happily pedal around on my bicycle to run a few errands without freezing a body part or two - a bit of a rarity in February. Yesterday, Chaco and I went for a good joyride together. I'm thankful he enjoys a bike ride with me now and then. True, I did need to sort of "bribe" him with a 7-11 Slurpee promise. But the 7-11 makes for a nice destination ride, not to mention low-budget, and the Peach Mango Fusion Slurpee is to die for!

You know those bumper stickers that say "My Child is an Honor Student at Hoopa Choopa Whatever School"? My car will never have one on it. I just don't like them. I don't like bumper stickers in general - not on my car. But I added a 5th one to the bedroom door. That's where ours go. The maximum number we could own at this time is 6, but Wolfgang had an "off" semester last year. He seems to be back in bumper sticker mode.


  1. I don't like bumper stickers on MY car either ... and I was MAD when my hubby put the AAA sticker on! Oh well ... my hubby's place of employment laid off 38 people Friday. It's pretty "scarey" around here. Only SIX jobs listed in the want ads. Eeks! Sorry ... I'm rambling ... buh-bye for now.

  2. Gotta love an honest service guy - hang onto his number! Maybe he can do other stuff besides fences...

  3. I don't do bumper stickers either. I don't mind a window decal, but no stickers.

    Nice that you could get out and ride some more this week. I'm jealous!

    Maybe you should contact TLC and see if you can get a reality show for the test prep center. They have a reality show for everything else these days!

  4. My child goes to Hoopa Choopa too!!!! What a small world!!!!

  5. Bumper stickers are a bozo no-no for me as well. Like the idea of using the door. More meaningful, less bragging ("my child is better that your little slug").

    Nice to hear you are enjoying the weather and wheels.

  6. I am also not into the bumper sticker.

    Not able to ride my bike yet as it is still so cold, snowy and icy :(

  7. Know what i hate, bumper stickers that have lots of words.

    If you find me tail gating your car, it is likely to try and get close enough to read the bumper sticker. Man i hate those.