wake up Detroit – or at least GM

August 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm (rant) (, , )

This was  written by a  friend – It  looks like  her  7  year old chevy is going to be junked, because they no longer  make the gas  pedal – that  is used on a  number  of
chevy  cars.  she  had been  thinking Camero – now she  is  thinking mustang…

 
her story

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diabetes

April 19, 2010 at 8:51 pm (chronic conditions, diabetes, rant) (, )

I  Love  this  article.
Control is a bad word for diabetes. Really. Eat well, exercise — and then fall off your bike . Up goes the blood sugar. Take boot camp – lots of exercise — stress your body — up goes the blood sugar. Take care of someone sick — up goes your blood sugar. Feel for someone’s  problems — up goes your blood sugar. Life happens and your blood sugar goes. up . As my Doctor says — diabetes is a progressive disease. – progressively worse.

Influence is a better word. It makes sense from my experience.

I like the word  influence for all diseases.   You  can  do  everything in  you r power  to prevent  a  cold,  and  still get  one. But it is a great word for chronic conditions. Life  will always  get  in  the way  of  control.

I’m  not  that  picky  about  word  choices.  In fact,  my  DH  would  say  I  am  careless.  But  sometimes it  really  makes  a difference.

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Not my rant, but a good one

February 2, 2010 at 4:49 pm (rant, thoughts) ()

This blog does a good rant on women , and how we aren’t willing to say what we know or toot our own horn. And how it hurts us. For me , the most interesting point was because we a re afraid of being judged. and if you are afraid of that — well we can never be the best the top or even known. A point to ponder.

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here is the story of a man that needs a library

October 7, 2009 at 11:47 am (library, rant)

Library budgets are being cut every where. In this story an 11 year old girl defends her library. A man cuts her down to size:

He said Oak Brook had to “stop indulging people in their hobbies” and “their little, personal, private wants.”

Let’s start him with a book on manners.

He also complains about some one making 100K to put away books. He needs to brush up on he research skills. Do you know what someone making that salary is doing? Exactly what he asks for — trying to raise money and find resources for library funding (and developing relationships with various groups and members of the community, and finding ways to improve library service, and oddly – budgeting ).

Thanks to Closed Stacks for bringing this to my attention .

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Insurance

August 11, 2009 at 9:18 am (domestic life, politics, rant) ()

In my house we are once again having fun with insurance. The story so far.

DHnworked for co X — but new management said goodbye. Luckily, DH started at co Z – a consultancy , but the with the economy as it has been — he needed to move to co Z. Co Z was unhappy with the insurance plan that they had. So we have new insurance, maybe. The Transition has not gone smoothly. Meanwhile I am getting call from my docotors office asking about what my insurance co said about bills in Jan, Mar, and May. Note that it is august.

Without even looking at this collection of health care stories guess how badly I think something needs to change.

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united breaks guitars

July 10, 2009 at 5:53 am (domestic life, rant)

Actually they aren’t the only airline that does. DH bought a case for one of his guitars that we can jump up and down on and not damage a guitar. But since you can no longer lock the case, it doesn’t help when it is thrown. Carry a small one thea fits in the overhead , you still only have a 50/50 chance of not gate-checking. So while I do not think this is the greatest song ever– at 25 dollars abeg, you should expect some care

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