Ramblings of Silver Blue

Archive for June, 2005

30 Jun

Pay Attention.

Zeroes on schoolwork are a needed learning tool By KERRY DOUGHERTY, The Virginian-Pilot © June 30, 2005

29 Jun

Times are tough, eh?

I hear that McDonald’s is having problems recuiting for employees, as are some Universities. Perhaps they should look into using the same sort of system? (Read that dripping with sarcasm.) Let’s be honest here. If they’re having that much of a problem filling the ranks, then maybe they need to bring back the draft. This […]

29 Jun


Sorry guys, but had to post about this. When I was growing up, if you didn’t do your homework, and the teacher said “no late assignments will be accepted, except for excused absenses”, that meant just that. Since these days a zero doesn’t mean a zero, I think we should all go back and DEMAND […]

28 Jun


…and what to do about it. Tomorrow, I plan on calling HR and setting up a meeting with the Director. It seems that the “review of positions” that has dragged on for a year hasn’t included ANYONE in an IT position, and that “while we will be reviewing those positions, we have no set time […]

28 Jun

Some people need to read and heed

This post, from a year ago. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans, and no shoes. This was literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of college. He is brilliant. Kind of esoteric and very, very bright. He became a Christian while attending college. Across the street from the […]

28 Jun

Revenge Can Be So Sweet

The Lost Liberty Hotel Let’s hope we hear of construction updates!!!!!

28 Jun


28 Jun


I want to thank all of you who have taken the time and trouble to send me your chain letters over the past two years. Thank you for making me feel safe, secure, blessed, and wealthy. Because of your concern.. I no longer can drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains. […and clean […]

28 Jun

Get Back, Hands Off, Go For It*

*Title taken from “Wham!Rap” by Wham!U.K., written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgley Bloggers Fighting Government Regulations By SHARON THEIMER Associated Press Writer June 28 2005, 12:47 PM EDT WASHINGTON — Bloggers who built their Internet followings with anti-establishment prose are now lobbying the establishment to protect their livelihoods from federal regulations. Some are even […]

28 Jun

More ramblings

(1) What the HELL is going on with Tom Cruise? Have you lost what little mind you have? To tell the world there is “no such thing as a chemical imbalance” and that “we don’t know psychiatry like he does”… excuse me, but where is the scientific Ph.D. research and degrees to prove you have […]

28 Jun

Today will be asounder

With rants and things I wish I could say to people, but for various reasons, can’t. So they’ll be put here without names. (1) If you’ve been on vacation, and know you’re going to be moving offices, and have spoken to me — think back on our conversation. If I tell you I’ll have a […]

27 Jun

Back in the saddle again

Where did the weekend go? Oh, that’s right. Migraine city. Now, what did I want to blog about? (Oh, the horrors of not having a notebook by the bed to scribble notes on. (Not that I would be able to read any of said notes.) This is a four day work week for me, and […]

26 Jun

Glad That’s Over

Yesterday was a brief day. I think I may have been conscious for maybe 7 hours. I don’t know if the migraine(s) were connected or two (or three) separate ones, but I know I hope I don’t have to experience anything like that again as long as I live. It all started innocently enough, when […]

24 Jun

Search Phrases of the Week

In no particular order: Causes of Cloisterphobia: While it would be natural to read this as “claustrophobia”, it’s not. It’s an abnormal fear of cloisters, and those holy folk who inhabit. skillet krokodil: It’s SCHNAPPI, not Farberware. vibrators: That’s a stimulating stubject. “Screech monkey”: well poo to you too! naked pictures boobs bra sizes almost […]

24 Jun

One More

Damn, why don’t I just quote the entire Carnival of the Recipes? Here’s Chocolate and Guinness Brownies. YUM!

24 Jun


Coffee Sage presents the Blackberry Summer Dream Coffee. (It’s mentioned in the Carnival of Recipes, but I had to link to it. The photo says it all!)

24 Jun

It just makes sense

In our area, with so much underutilized retail space already constructed. Visit here.

24 Jun

A good reason to lose weight

Dave has been talking about Tofu pups. But like him, I too draw the line at this. Makes eatin’ nuthin but greens seem more… natural.

23 Jun

Goat Getting

This rant has been building for a while … time to let her rip! I’m all for people “getting religion”, “finding God”, call it what you will. My question simply is: DO WE NEED ALL THESE DAMN STOREFRONT CHURCHES THAT ARE POPPING UP? Soon, there will only be two things in strip malls: Payday Advance […]

23 Jun


Swiped, shamelessly, from Dawn. Things I’d really, really love to say but for some reason cannot. Yes, I’d love to go out with you, if you’d only ask. Unfortunately, I’m {fill in the blank}, so you won’t. You were an asshole when I last physically talked to you, and you’re still an asshole. Nice to […]

23 Jun

This is a black day.

Especially for all “home owners”. Just because you have a mortgage, and/or your family has lived in “the homestead” for years, the Supreme Court has decided that you have no rights. The city/state has all the rights, especially when it comes to declaring “eminent domain” and paying you a paltry sum for your property, then […]

23 Jun

Put your teeth in…

…and chew on this. The other day a young person asked me how I felt about being old. I was taken aback, for I do not think of myself as old. Upon seeing my reaction, she was immediately embarrassed, but I explained that it was an interesting question, and I would ponder it, and let […]

23 Jun

Soon, even Credit Cards won’t work

Remember when I took Wal-Mart to task for not accepting my MasterCard Check Card as anything but a debit card, thereby causing me to incur an extra fee ($1) from my bank for using it as a debit card instead of a credit card? In the world of corporate greed, it was only time before […]

23 Jun

Apologies are in order

For (1) The lack of Final Thoughts and (2) the lack of regular posts. I’ve been super busy during the days (and evenings) as Johnny and Carol prepare for their annual jaunt to visit family members and I help get them ready and house sit. They leave this morning, and since they have broadband, I […]

22 Jun

Inside My Head

There’s a lot of stuff in here. Sheesh. Makes it hard to move. Why do musicians get pigeon-holed? If you heard Wilson Phillips’ last album (not too many people did), you’ll understand what I mean. It’s ok to sound like three people singing at the same time (Banananrama have made a 20+ year career out […]

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