Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The mother currently lives in a three bedroom house with her parents.
Under current state law, women in South Carolina wanting to obtain an abortion must first submit to an ultrasound exam. Women must then sign a form stating that they either viewed the ultrasound screen during the test or a printed photograph from the ultrasound. Then they must wait an hour to reflect on their decision to have an abortion and read brochures on fetal development and abortion alternatives.
Under an amendment to the law proposed by Rep. Greg Delleney, the waiting time would be increased to 24 hours. Rep. Delleney said, "I'm trying to give the chance for a child waiting to be born to have a birthday."
Doesn't it seem logical to believe that the woman wanting an abortion has already had some time to mull over this decision? I'd be interested in knowing if the waiting period already in place has caused a significant number of women to change their mind. Sounds more like an effort to make having an abortion harder to get.
Every where you look there are stories of massive lay offs. None is more alarming to me than this one.
Starbucks Corp said Wednesday that it would cut as many as 6,700 jobs as it closes more than 300 stores and eliminates more positions at it's corporate headquarters.
I better go get a frappicinno!!!
I'm home!!! It's always great to take off on a road trip, and always even greater to be back home. I got home Wednesday evening about 4:30 pm.
Had a great trip. Got my sisters moved into their new apartment. Got to see my dad a couple of times. Saw some beautiful country.
Had great weather the whole trip. Not a drop of rain or snow. Priceless!!
Mary Norton started her acting career as "Mary Ellen Walton" on the series "The Walton's". She was in 209 episodes from 1972 thru 1981. During the series her character was married, had a son, lost her husband, and remarried.
I real life she married during the series and became known as Judy Norton-Taylor. After the series she couldn't get work because she was type-cast as a "goodie-two-shoes" so she posed nude for the August 1989 issue of "Playboy" magazine .
Monday, January 26, 2009
Ran into a little traffic going thru Seattle, but for the most part it was smooth sailing south around the Sound and west to the coast.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
So, being the older brother, I felt it my responsibility to make sure they had a birthday party. I went to the local Albertsons Market and got a birthday cake. (Chocolate cake and chocolate frosting of course) I went to Target and picked up a few extra items for Kathy as she turned 50 years old this year. I presented here with a bright pink bag, with pink tissue paper, that contained a package of Depends adult diapers, a tube of Preparation H, and a box of hemorrhoid wipes.
We were joined by Kathy's friends Katherine and Lynn and we had pizza and beer and played poker for a couple of hours. A good time was had by all.
I guess when you get older and take several different medications your skin gets real thin. His skin is like rice paper. So when he bumps himself he gets skin tears. You can see where his left arm is bandaged from a couple of places where he has torn his skin. Suzie goes by his apartment every other day or so to check or change his bandages and put his medications in one of those dispensers that looks like a calendar.
My dad is still pretty sharp mentally and still cracks a joke from time to time. I just wish he didn't watch that ridiculous Bill O'Reilly Show!!!
On Friday we took a break from moving and took my dad to lunch at a fish place down the street from his building. He still has a good appetite, which I think is a good sign. He still gets out and walks every day and goes to an exercises class at the senior center three times a week.
Lucy came along to keep an eye on things.
I spent the day moving Suzie and Kathy to their new apartment. Their apartment is real nice with two bedrooms and much more room to live in.
Part of the moving included bringing Kathy's scooter over to the new apartment. She has a snow suit she wears while riding to protect her from the wind chill at 25-30 mph.
Saturday morning I took the trailer back to Uhaul. I got out of my car in the Uhaul parking lot and found it covered with patches of ice. It was a bit warmer, and later in the morning, so it was 31 degrees.
Suzie and I took Lucy (their beagle) to the dog park at my favorite place here, Patton Lake. As you can see part of the lake was frozen. Lucy is checking out the ice. Note here stunning coat with hoodie!!!
This is an actual photograph of Russian figure skater Ekaterina Rubleva skating at the European Figure Skating Championships last Monday in Helsinki Finland.
The article went on to say that their titillating performance only got them into 12th place.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Beer sales are known for being recession-resistant, but that isn't looking to be the case this time around. The London-based brewer behind the Miller brand recently reported that its shipments dropped unexpectedly in the third quarter. MillerCoors said its premium light brand volumes were down 2.4%. MillerLite sales were down 7.5%
Not surprisingly, the weakness in sales is being driven by smaller orders at restaurants and bars, which are anything but recession-proof. But it seems that some people are opting out on beer entirely instead of heading to the liquor store to take home a case of Keystone Light.
Beer sales normally grow at about 1% per year. In 2008 they only grew by half that amount, and it could get worse in 2009.
I think I need a beer!!!