Thursday, April 29, 2010

Straight from

de·moc·ra·cy (or, what the US used to be)

[dih-mok-ruh-see] Show IPA
1.government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. 


[dik-tey-ter-ship, dik-tey-] Show IPA
1.a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator.
2.absolute, imperious, or overbearing power or control.
3.the office or position held by a dictator.


[soh-shuh-liz-uhm] Show IPA
1.a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
2.procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
3.(in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles. 
Think about what our country was, even 8 years ago, and think about where it is now. Do these definitions ring any bells? Read. Learn. Educate yourselves on the issues. VOTE.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

April has been one busy and exciting month...

A- we are getting preapproved to buy a house/condo/townhouse... whatever we choose. We'll see what happens because the townhouse we want just went on the market on Friday and there have already been other offers. Plus, we don't know if we have our down payment arranged yet. Rachel, quit getting your hopes up. We live in 620 sq. feet with 2 adults and a dog. Our kitchen/dining room also boasts a "home office" and a piano (really a keyboard, but it's on a stand so it takes up space). Our living room is also Walter's bedroom. Our laundry room is a storage room, piled high, unfortunately. Not to mention that our apartment is handicap accessible, so everything is lower than normal. I'm sick of squatting to brush my teeth. Though the detachable shower head is nice for washing the dog.

B- April Fools. Oh the fools. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Needless to say I capitalized on my trickiness and told my pops I was pregnant. NOTE: I AM NOT PREGNANT. Once I broke the good news that I wasn't, he called me an a hole. The full word though.

C- I've been working 6 days/week for the past 4 weeks. When I get time off all I do is sleep and do laundry. I feel like Brenan only sees me in bed while I'm sneaking off in the morning and at night when he comes to bed; at which point I'm already completely out. It's crazy how much you sleep when you work too much.

D- Disneyland is only three days away. THREE DAYS AWAY! Finally, some me and Brenan time/ family vacation. I'm thankful that we get employee discounts at hotels on rates and food. It makes a HUGE difference.

E- My boss is letting me write our training manual and I will become our new floor trainer (promotion? raise??). My secret passion and desires are to work in In Room Dining, even though the money is lower, I'd get benefits and have more responsibility. But I might have to work more... I like getting paid the same amount for working less hours.