842. Making Up Snow Days at School

Well as we all enjoy a great day of snow, romping and playing around and not having to go back to school…the reality is you’ll have to make it up sometime later in the school year.  We found out today that they’re changing the Early School Release Day to a different day (a previously scheduled day off) and now making it a half day and the previous half day now a full day of school.  Phew!  Technical huh?  The high schoolers fairing off a bit more crazier seeing as they have almost a week full of half days and they are making it up almost the next few days at the end of this month.

So although it is exciting to see that the weatherman predicts several inches of snow, it isn’t exciting knowing you’ll have to make it up later on and at some time that’s the most inconvenient for you.  Oh well, not much we can do there about that since it’s more of a school board decision.


873: People who want to do nothing to save the Earth

Go to fullsize imageHappy Earth Day one and all the day where we go GREEN of trying to figure out all the messages on the ways to conserve and save the Earth.  Do not get me wrong I’m all for recycling but conservation videos, glacial melting, and practically scaring me about the world ending in 2012 well that’s no fun.

Even the Garbage Pail Kid’s cry out in mercy to save the Earth, I got it.. but View Imagewhat ticks me further is when people who blatantly just trash the environment for no reason.  Leaving bathroom stalls will toilet paper on the floor, toss out empty cans of soda at the park, and flick cigarette butts out of the ir car windows littering the roadway medians.

So instead of standing there making the situation worse I think that the road way clean ups, adopt a spots, and tending to homegrown gardens are only great ways to tend to the land and return the humanity of nature from what we stole to build our homes -offices- and play spaces.  Build together and grow a greener Earth.

Why does it matter – Earth Day? Read top opinions reasons here.

Awfully a shame not to help the Earth…

874: When your toothpaste gets messy

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Rise & Shine!  Always best to start your day with a fresh swig of mouth wash, floss, and grab that fine toothbrush and the dreaded toothpaste tube.  Wait a second…dreaded…why so?  Unbeknownst to the average person the tube can be quite an unforgiving product brought to cabinets of many millions of Americans.  Here’s the top 3 reasons why:

  1. Go to fullsize imageNo matter how many times you wipe it down your child always has to squeeze the tube from the middle of the toothpaste tube.  Not many tend to squeeze from the bottom of the tube letting the toothpaste just lay like a badly molded arts and crafts project in your cabinet.
  2. Go to fullsize imageIt’s something about pouring the toothpaste finely on the toothbrush that little kid’s can’t seem to balance.  It lands on the floor and on the counter, in your clothes only to crust over.  Get to work an hour later explain that odd stain to your co-workers they’ll probably grin at you slyly and say, “Suuure…”
  3. Go to  fullsize image My most obnoxious find is when people grab the living life out of the toothpaste and let the contents pour out like a freshly burst birthday pinata – surprise!  No it’s okay don’t clear off the top of the toothpaste, I got it!  Cause I want to sit overnight and crust over and dry nothing says fun in the morning like crusty dried up toothpaste flakes!

Well hopefully that will start your day with a smile – how awfully exciting is that – floss on my friends!

875: Thinking a song is new but finding out it’s not

Go to fullsize image Ever just listen to the radio and just find a song that’s catchy for that time in your life?  The song just happens to catch you at the moment that makes you feel that everything is right and stays in your mind.  You sign the song at work, in the office, or even on your way home  Then when you’re at your folks and while you’re in the kitchen signing that song you just can’t get out of your head mom just happens to stroll by…

Go to fullsize imageOh that was such a great song your dad and I danced to that song at our prom.  Only to find out that the song was never an original and it was just a remake of an older classic.  Well there goes those memories, awfully nostalgic right?!

876: Tax Day

Go to fullsize imageSo you’re taxes are due, just don’t be late and file them at the last minute.  Like the rest of most people who wait till the VERY last minute and have it e-filed at 11:59 p.m. tonight or have it saved on their memo minder which post office is open late so they can have it sent off post marked before closing.  Really now, need you wait this long?  You’ve had since Jan to get this together!  Now go out there and get a great tax day relief savings special!

Late taxes – how awful is that?!

880: Pollen Dust

Go to fullsize imageSo apparently vehicles have gone from black, red, white to now entirely yellow.  The springtime welcomes with a light “snow” trailing of that yellow fiend pollen.  The all might inducer of stuffy noses, itchy eyes, and bad sneezing.  Pollen counts are off on the rise from day-to-day.  Just walking outside my place it was a field of pollen sprawled across the breezeway.  Swirling around in a daze it washed my car from clean to covered in this yellow powdery substance. 

No need to wash my car, the trees will wash it back to yellow for me – how awful is this going to be until summer starts?!

881: When your cell phone dies with no warning

Go to fullsize imageTalk talk talk away!  Hopefully you aren’t in a roadside emergency or you weren’t getting directions to your friend’s wedding reception because when your phone cuts off on you just hope that you have a charger or at least 50 cents to get you to a nearby pay phone to make that call.  Oh wait…the number is stored on the phone and I don’t have the number memorized – awful!