The kid and her husband got back from what he was describing before they left as their ‘last vacation’. I suspect that he sees a major change in their lifestyle with the imminent birth of their first child. Hey, it made me laugh…The trip wasn’t the best. They went to the Dominican Republic and were extremely disappointed by it. Customer service levels were not what they’ve come to expect from their experiences in Cuba and St. Lucia, or even in Mexico. The food, especially the preparation of meats, left a lot to be desired. It rained far too much for … Continue reading

Well, given the frequency with which I’ve been updated this blog lately, I figured it was about time to do something with it, anything… so at the tail end of a fine Family Day, I’ve just poured myself a glass of homemade wine (from a kit; none of that squish-the-grapes-yourself stuff…too much work!) and sat down to write something. The wine isn’t too terrible… but still plonk-ish at best. Maybe it will get better with age? Well, at least it’s saving money, right? This low quality wine would cost at least $10.00… I can make and bottle my own for … Continue reading

Ya, I know that I’m doing a terrible job of keeping this blog updated. I’d like to say that I’m horrendously busy… but that’s not entirely true. What I am is intellectually beat at the end of each day, lately. There are other things swirling around me that are emotionally draining, even though they don’t directly affect me. And after evaluating all that, I just don’t feel that I have something to contribute, or it isn’t something that I’m comfortable discussing online, or it shouldn’t be added to the drivel found on the Internet…Since I have discovered who some of … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Federal Budget

I’m still not sure that I can honestly say that I agree with the Federal budget that was tabled last week. I can’t even say that I disagree with it. Damn, but I hate being so undecided about stuff like this.After 11 consecutive years of budget surpluses, we’re sliding into deficits again. Is it needed? I don’t know that its ‘needed’, but it is unavoidable. The deficit for the fiscal year ending March, 2009 will be in the $1.1 billion range. The next year is projected at $33.7 billion. How the heck does that happen? The Government has decided to … Continue reading Thoughts on the Federal Budget

Superbowl Surprise!

Its not the end result of the Superbowl that I found surprising. The game was very good… some really exciting end-to-end drives, that amazing full field run, and that holding-on-by-his-toenails end zone reception! I was always a bit concerned about the Cardinals’ bench strength..It’s not that surprising about who got the MVP, but I still think they got that wrong (shoulda been Fitzgerald!).What really surprised me was how G. got so into the game! She was jumping up and down, and yelling at the TV, while occasionally asking me for clarification on the rules. It was kinda neat to see … Continue reading Superbowl Surprise!