Sunday, September 30, 2007
and they are more for storage. The others were more for working. Honestly though I will take whichever is easier for you to handle.
The CarGuyGarage carries over 1,000 products designed for garage storage. If I could redo my garage I would start at the floor. We currently have floor pads on the side that we park the Jeep. They need to be replaced and these would work great in their place. I need a lot of storage space and the overhead storage would give me so much extra space. I have never seen an overhead unit that has a lift system designed into it.
Our business could use one of these organizers. We have a lot of little parts and these drawers would work perfectly.
One of the things that I did this weekend was clean out the car. If I have this vacuum it would have made my job so much easier.
Of course, I would something fun like a gas pump.
OK I will stop. I don't expect you to get me "everything".
You know how the commercials state who should and should not take their medicine. Well apparently if you have heart failure you should not take this medicine. Correct me if I am wrong but.... If you suffer from heart failure aren't you dead? I didn't catch what it was for.
I love the ones that are for something insignificant -such as toenail fungus- and they warn you that it can cause heart defects, kidney failure, or even death. Are your toenails that unsightly that you would risk death?
I agree that peeing in public should not be a "sex offense" but, how many times do you have to be caught before you learn your lesson. Several means more than two in my book. If you are that dumb to be caught SEVERAL times then maybe you deserve to be on the sex offender list.
Now here is the important question. How many times have you been caught peeing in public? How many times have you peed and NOT been caught?
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I am very concerned. The teachers are not giving homework because they don’t have time to correct the work. I have been trying to fill the gaps. I give CAL extra spelling homework, and I have been trying to get him interested in blogging to help with his writing. The area that I cannot help him with, is Math. CAL is very good in math, much better than I am. (That is not saying much I know, but take my word for it he is good).
I have been seriously considering trying to hire a tutor to keep him sharp. I have seen several signs of him slipping. His multiplication is not as fast as it was last year. One place that I noticed is Score Learning Centers for Math Tutors. They can help your child catch up, keep up, or in CALs case get ahead. Right now would be a good time because they are offering a $100.00 discount on their fall programs. The Score Learning Center web site also gives a recommended reading link. Some of the books they have listed are great suggestions. I will keep Score in mind should they open a center in my area.
It is her plan for everyone in the US to become a welfare recipient. The problem is, if everyone is relying on the government for a hand out who pays for the handouts.
It is not the job of the government to pay for a down payment on a house, or even to give each and every child access to college. Who is going to decide what this money is used for. There are millions of kids that will never go to college or (even with the $5K) have the ability to own a house. Then are they allowed to use that money for cigarettes and beer.
Clinton makes these "stupid" statements to attract the uneducated voter. The voter who is looking for the government to support them.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Pedro Zapeta, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, Zapeta admits he never paid taxes.
I am sorry but if you are doing something "illegal" that makes you a criminal.
What the heck am I talking about?
Go ahead go read the article. The article was suppose to make you feel sorry for this poor man but if you are like me you will laugh through the entire thing.
It is nice to have a government that will help but..... so many Americans think the government has to solve the problem. Here in NH and MA we have EEE. Now the headline reads "N.H. Mothers Demand Results In EEE Fight". They even expect the government to be responsible for mosquitoes. What makes this case even better is that these people decided to build their homes in the middle of the seacoast swamp land. These people will be the same ones to cry that Americans are having their rights taken away. They cannot have it both ways.
Our government was created to protect us not to take care of every problem that comes our way. Of course these people know how to work the system to get the government to work for them. It always amazes me when I hear that XYZ company has had a hard year and they have applied for financial assistance from the government. Hey my company has had a hard year. Uncle Sam please send me money.
Please don't misunderstand me..... I think our government has some responsibilty to take care of some things but..... if you decide to build your house in the swamp you cannot expect the government to take care of the bugs. If you have a child and that child is born with a disability and both you and your husband are doctors.... why does the government have to send you a check every month. I know a couple families who have children with disabilities and they get fianancial assistance and are MORE than capable of dealing with the costs on their own.
Why do you think that so many parents want their child "labeled" ADD or ADHD or whatever other tag you can give them. Because some of those labels come with a government check.
I was relived when after a couple sessions the tutor didn’t really see a problem. CAL understood what he was reading even if you couldn’t understand him. Finally, someone recommended that we have his speech tested at Emerson in Boston. We spent a fortune and had him tested. They assured us that his issues were NOT that drastic, and with weekly speech therapy he would be fine. Well he is now in fifth grade. He is an advanced math class, his reading comprehension is better than mine.
If I had a nickel for every time someone has said to me “your son is really smart”. They just assume that because he has a speech issue that he has academic issues.
I will definitely keep Score Learning Center in mind for the future. You never know when your situation can change.
If you are interested you can find the series of articles here. If you look over to the right side of the screen it gives you a listing of the past articles about the case.
Here is what Sherlock created for me. These items were totally from scratch. I gave him a general idea of what I wanted and he took it from there. The first design was put on the t-shirts, backpacks, notebooks, folders, and pencils. The second design was put on only t-shirts. I personally like the second design better but the kids seem to prefer the first. What do you think?
One of the most exciting things that I have done was to create a mascot for our school. Our city has 11 elementary schools and our school was the only one without a mascot. I created a contest and had the kids come up with suggestions and then we voted on their suggestions. The kids chose Bicentennial Bobcats as our mascot. I came up with a few ideas. I wanted t-shirts, hats, backpacks, pens, pencils and a few other items with our logo. With the help of Sherlock we created two wonderful bobcat designs. Sherlock is a very talented person and I don’t think I could have done the job without him. One of the major problems we had working together (besides the fact that WB couldn’t stand the fact that we were getting along – see Sherlock and I have this hate/like relationship. He hates me and I like him. Even though it was not always like that. Anyway I digress….) the major problem we had was after he created the design it was always too big to send via email. We tried several different ways and frankly he spent more time trying to get the file to me so that I could open it, then he did designing the work. Had we known about file sharing through Driveway, we would have been set.
Driveway is a program that allows you to upload files up to 500MB with a simple click. Sherlock and I spent hours trying to do what Driveway could have done for us in seconds. You can even edit the data stored via your browser using standard Microsoft Office applications. I need Sherlock to do some additional work for me and I know that the file will be too large to send via email. I am sure we will use Driveway. Some of the other features it offers are, faster uploads via the desktop plug-in, widgets for file sharing and free storage up to 2GB. 2GB that is larger than the hard drive on my computer. Amazing.
But if you know anything about me, you will know that Sherlock will have to teach me how to use it.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
He has a great time at his piano lessons. He comes out saying how much fun he has had, but he HATES to practice at home. I think he will eventually be quite the musician. His friend received a guitar for Christmas. He has been begging for guitar lessons in addition to the trumpet and piano. I just stumbled across the perfect web site for him. Goingtoday.com is a site that sells one item a day until it is gone. The item changes everyday at midnight. If you don’t like today’s item, check it out tomorrow. Today their item is a Blackstar Roadie Rench. I am sure that when he plays the guitar this will be quite handy.
If you are musician geek, big on technology, and have a PayPal account you should visit goingTODAY.com. It is simple, clean, and fast.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The thing that I liked best about this company…… You call a UK Travel consultant and they speak to you directly and they make all arrangements over the phone. No email tag, no waiting for an answer to your question for hours and hours. You have direct contact.
Dialaflight will tailor make your holiday. They offer inexpensive flights for all your dream vacations, weekend breaks, city breaks, (or for us Americans city vacations), spa holiday, and beach vacations.
Our business will pick up again, and I hope when it does we start traveling again. My 10 year old son loves the idea of travel. When we are ready to make arrangements Dialaflight will be my first call. I cannot believe some of the wonderful vacations that are offering right now. I would love to go to "Santa's Home Town" in Lapland. Go read all about it for your self
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You would think that the boy would get further in life with the Brady name. How much of a SOB must he be that the girlfriend doesn't even want the kid to have his name. If understand it correctly she didn't even tell him she was pregnant for several months. I am sure she wanted to make sure he was good and gone. She certainly didn't use it to get him back.
Monday, September 24, 2007
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Several years ago I tried kick boxing. I loved it. I lost about 50 pounds and was in the best shape of my adult life. The problem is that I was going so often I burnt myself out. Then the weight came back in full force. Then my schedule changed and I was not able to attend classes. I am just not the type of person who has the discipline to go to the gym. I need structure.
I have never (let me repeat NEVER) shopped on Black Friday. I have never been in a position where money was an object that I needed to shop on Black Friday. I am so broke this year that I thought that I might have to force myself out of bed at 4 a.m. But then...... I saw a new site Black-Friday.net. This website will allow you to purchase items at Black Friday prices, online. No waiting in line at 5 a.m. No fighting with the person in front of you for the last Wii. You can sit at your computer and get unbelievable prices.
The black friday web site will also send you an email to let you know when new black friday ads have been posted.
I spent several minutes on the Black Friday site today. They have ads for stores that you would actually shop at. I was shocked. I bet I could find something for Sherlock and WB at the Bass Pro Shops ads. They enjoy fishing. My son will want several items from BestBuy specials. I noticed that they have TV Wall Mounts. Right now my son has a HUGE TV stand that takes up too much space in his room. With the TV wall mount I could get rid of the TV Stand and free up a lot of wall and floor space. Not exactly the best Christmas present ever but......
I will probably shop the Target deals the most. Target is my favorite store of all time anyway. I have never shopped much at Walmart but, their ad had some very interesting items. They have one of my favorite movies Pay It Forward (DVD) for $3.44. If you are a movie buff they have a ton of DVD's at $3.44. Both Walmart and Target had some very interesting items for my husband's grandson.
I hope you can find something that you can use at the site.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
On two different Saturdays in the month of September I saw teenage cheerleaders standing outside the door of the Liquor store on Coliseum Ave. They were doing cheers to attract attention.
I have to seriously question the logic behind having our children raising funds at the local liquor store. What is the manager of the store thinking? How about the coach/director of these impressionable children. Most importantly however, is what are these "parents" thinking?
Saturday, September 22, 2007
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Friday, September 21, 2007
Several weeks ago I walk into my bedroom to find my son on our bed on his knees with something behind is back. He is calling my husband out of the bathroom and wants him to sit on the bed. I know he is up to something that is going to get him into trouble. My husband comes out and is about to sit down and I see my son with dirty underwear. His dirty underwear. If you know anything about 10 year old boys, you know that dirty underwear means very "dirty". I know he is going to try to put those underwear on my husbands head. I also know that if he succeeds there is going to be HELL to pay. I immediately start screaming and jump for him. I was able to prevent World War III. Go me.
Clinton: I am not a lesbian
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Hillary Clinton's sexuality is not the most pressing issue on the presidential campaign trail, but it is likely to get a fair amount of attention on a lazy Friday in the nation’s capital.
The Advocate asked Clinton about past rumors that she is gay.
The New York Democrat tells “The Advocate” that she is not a lesbian, according to a story in Friday’s edition of The New York Daily News.
"It's not true, but it is something that I have no control over," Clinton tells the magazine in a story set for publication next week.
“People will say what they want to say," she added.
The comments came in response to a question posed by Sean Kennedy, an editor of the Advocate: "How do you respond to the occasional rumor that you're a lesbian?"
Kennedy tells CNN he asked Clinton about the rumors because "they are a point of solidarity between her and the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community."
"Because her political opponents, and others, have used the word 'lesbian' to hurt her personally and politically, she knows first hand the stigma associated with homosexuality just as gay people do," Kennedy said. "She did not seem surprised by the question in the least and responded like the experienced politician she is."
The interview was conducted immediately after last month's Human Rights Campaign presidential forum.
UPDATE: The Advocate has published the full article on its Web site
*** Why would we even think she was a lesbian? Maybe just maybe it is because she is SCARY fugly and we cannot imagine a Man actually being able to perform with her on the other end.
9:15 specialist (55 minutes) This is the teachers free time. They do NOT attend specialists with their student.
12:45-1:45 more lessons (sometimes combine with another class so a teacher can then have another break
1:45-2:00 Recess (only two out of the five teachers have duty-The para in that class has duty everyday and the para's must attend specialists with the child. If the para is not required during specialists time they shove her in another class room to be the teachers helper there.)
2:00-3:00 Additional Lesson.
3:00-3:22 prepare to depart.
That means that during that 6 hours of work they have 2 hours of "alone" time. Now this does not include the time that they shove their class onto another teacher, have some else give a presentation, or have an assembly.
The main issue for our teachers is health care. This seems to be a major issue for everyone. Currently our teachers pay 5% of their health care costs. The city wants them to pay 10%. That is why they are striking, over 5%. Hello in "Corporate America" some of us pay 100% of our health care and we don't have the huge group discounts that you do. Stop crying. Try for one stinking minute to think that the people you are "appealing" to are worse off than you. The same parents that you are "punishing" by working to rule, make much less than you, work more hours, and have 50% to 100% less benefits than you do. Show me any other job that receives the benefits and time off that teachers do.
Last night was our "Open House" This is one of the three after school events that the teachers have to attend. As I have stated several times in the past, I work at the school and know all the teachers. They also know that if they need anything they can ask the Lukie family and we will bend over backwards to get them what they need. We have had teachers approach us for some of the strangest tasks, moving their room around, power washing a storage shed, Christmas presents for a needy family, you name it. I am not bragging. I am just trying to give you an idea of how close I am to the teachers. Yesterday I had several teachers say to me "I'll see you at open house" to which I responded "No I am sorry you won't because I am working to rule" I got some strange looks but no one took me seriously.
Today I had a teacher come into the school store and say to me "Oh my gosh you were serious" I said "What?" The teacher then stated that my son's teacher came to her because we didn't show up for open house. I said "Yeah, I told you I was working to rule" She then started laughing and saying that she didn't think I was serious. YEAH I am serious. Frankly I have to stay home and try to "home school" my son because you are not giving him homework. He has 10 minutes of homework (of course it takes him a hour).
This little rant is getting pretty long and I still have a lot to say so maybe I will start breaking into weekly segments.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
- Eric Gange - This guy could be the reason we do not win the Division. He has single-handedly lost four to five games.
- Jonathon Papelbon - I am sure some of you will be surprised to see him on this list. How could someone who has a record of 35 out of 38? Well the Sox treat this kid like a baby. Come on, he pitched 20 pitches the other night and then they said he would not be available for a couple days. 20 pitches and then he needs to take a couple days rest. Papelbon needs to grow up, this is the BIGS.
- J.D Drew - If this a Trot Nixon replacement they failed miserably. This guy is no Trot Nixon.
- Kevin Youkilis - He is doing pretty good this year and my complaint....... His temper. He argues EVERYTHING. He throws his bat, helmet, and anything else he can get his hands on. We all like to see emotion (something J.D Drew lacks) but Youkilis is just a poor sport.
- Jason Varitek - He has to hold the record for making the most third outs. If he comes up to bat with two outs..... it's a done deal. He will be out number three. I love Varitek as a catcher. I think he calls a game like no other. BUT he needs to work on his offense.
- Daisuke Matsuzaka - This is my vote for biggest disappointment. Not because he has done that poorly but..... because they Sox made him sound like he was going to be unbeatable with his Gyro Ball. We spent 50 million just to talk to this joker. His agent made the sale of the century and the stupid Sox bought it hook, line, and sinker. Now we will pay the price. He will not pitch well in the playoffs.
Now onto the guys that have been a pleasure for me to watch
- Mike Lowell - I think he is my favorite player. He is a good mix (personality wise) between J.D Drew and Kevin Youkilis. You rarely see him argue and he is a great sport. He also plays with determination.
- Coco Crisp - After his disappointing show last year Coco rebounded. He is an excellent replacement for Johnny Demon. You feel very comfortable with him in center field. When a ball is hit to Manny you hold your breath and hope. With Coco you head to the kitchen for a snack.
- Dustin Pedroia - What can be said for this guy. He is the best second baseman that the Sox have had in the past 17 years. Frankly I don't think we have had a guy like this since a young Nomar. I love him. He is very dependable on both offense and defense. Dustin Pedroia is my second favorite Sox.
- Jacoby Ellsbury - The new guy on the block. I would really like to rate him after a full season but he has been what we have needed. He has put a spark back into the sox. As much as Gange could be the reason for our defeat, Ellsbury could be the reason we win it all.
I notice that several people I read use MU.NU, but I have tried to comment on those sites several times and have been told the system is down because of spam or that my comments contain inappropriate remarks? It doesn't sound that user friendly/comment friendly.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
As I was talking to my son, he was arguing with me because he wanted to return the book but because it was out in my name I wanted to make sure Heidi knew I had returned it) a classmate of CAL's said to me "Mrs. L I didn't know you could read that book" I stood speechless (for me this is a rare thing) for a moment and then replied with "Yes, Chance I am more than capable of reading this book exactly what are you saying to me" Chance's face turned red and then he tried to rephrase what he had just said. Of course, I didn't let him off the hook that easy.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Mistake number two: putting deodorant on my feet.
Several weeks ago wRitErsbLock said that she sometimes puts deodorant on her feet. I have super smelly feet when I wear sandals. It is really bad. When WB said she has the same problem and she found that deodorant applied to the bottom of her feet helped I decided to give it a try. BIG MISTAKE
I applied the deodorant and then put my sandals on. My feet were slipping and sliding all over the place. I could barely stand up. I then came up with the GREAT idea of putting powder on my sandals. BIG MISTAKE
When that powder and deodorant mixed it was like a paste. My sandals looked like I had plaster of paris on them. I then tried washing the sandals and my feet. I cannot get it off. But the are no longer slippery. They are just white and nasty looking. So take it from me. Be very careful who you listen to.
The holidays are rapidly approaching. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas. There are so many coupons at the CouponChief to help you with all your holiday needs. I found some old friends. The Popcorn Factory Coupons . I used to purchase several gifts from them in the past. For the life of me I cannot remember why we purchased so much from them, but we did. The other old friend is The Childrens Place Coupons . My son has outgrown their style but when he was younger, we purchase 90% of his clothes there. He wore so many clothes from TCP that when we would go into the store the employees would ask if our son was a model for them. He was cute enough to be a model (I guess all the parents say that but in our case it was true.) The next time you are planning on shopping online check out CouponChief for their coupon codes.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Elderly Man Trapped Under Pile Of Rubble For Days
(WBZ) NORTON, Mass. A 90-year-old man in Norton was buried for two or three days under a pile of debris that fell on him in his cluttered home. Neighbors called police Friday after they hadn't seen Michael Halko for a while. Firefighters arrived to the man's home on Olympia Street to find it packed nearly floor to ceiling with belongings that blocked passages. They couldn't see Halko, but they could hear him.
Finally, they found him conscious under a pile of debris. It took 45 minutes to get Halko out as rescuers formed a 13-person chain to move him through the clutter. Because of the condition of the home, firefighters treated the situation like a stuctural building collapse. Fire officials say Halko was dehydrated and was taken to Stury Memorial Hospital where he was listed in fair condition Saturday. Health officials said the home wasn't fit to be lived in, and contacted the man's relatives. Norton fire officials said the house is condemned until the family cleans it up.
Friday, September 14, 2007
The same can be said regarding the Patriots. My husband and I have actually fought over the Pats. I love them and don't you dare say anything bad about them. He likes the Pats but he has never been a fan of Tom Brady. He has been a fan of the Colts since childhood. Well this house is a Pats house and you will not ROOT for anyone other than the Pats. Last year I became so upset with my husband I was on the verge of tears. He was rooting for the Colts. It is not a joke, I cannot handle it. I don't love the players individually. If they want to play for another team, fine go. I hate Drew Bledsoe. I NEVER liked him. It drove me nuts to see him run the team week after week.
Now my problem. Cheating. I hate cheating. I also hate hypocrites (which I am sure I am one more than I would like to admit) I just don't think I can root for the Pats this year. I think their punishment is a joke. I think they should have to forfeit their game with the Jets, Belichick should be suspended for the entire season, and the Patriots should have to reimburse their fans (season ticket holders) for the season. Some of you will not understand, but this is a real problem for me.
I am glad that I only have issues with baseball and football. Basketball is a hoodlum sport and I have no interest. Hockey is the worst of all. It is not a sport. It is an excuse for grown men to beat up on each other.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
- What is the name of your blog? Lukie's Ludicrous Lore
- Is there any special meaning behind the name of your blog? When I first became involved in my son's school there was a "special" group of kids. They called me Lukie. Then I just came up with 2 words to go with Lukie.
- How often do you blog? Some days, I blog several times a day. I almost always blog at least once a day.
- How long have you been blogging? I started several years ago and then stopped. Then I had a secret blog for about 2 years. I have only been public with my blog for a couple months.
- How many family members have a blog? List with links. My husband’s daughter and her husband, my husband’s son, my husband, my son, and myself.
- How many blogs do you visit on a regular basis? 15 ?
- What are you five favorite blogs? (excluding family) List with links Brandon’s Puppy, House of Zathras, One Happy Dog, Boudicca’s Voice, and Mountaineer Musings.
- Do you check certain blogs multiple times a day? Yes A hour? Yes Mostly Pereiraville, but it depends on how bored I am.
- Do you have a secret blog? I did. If I still did I wouldn't admit to it..... then it wouldn't be a secret.
- How many blogs do you leave comments on during a normal day. 10 or more.
- Have you ever posted “anonymous”? Of course. I don’t want people to think I am a whack job.
- Have you ever been “afraid/uncomfortable” because of a comment on your blog? No but it is early in my blogging career.
- What blogger, that you visit, blogs most often? That would be Pereiraville. I have also notice that Mountaineer Musings updates quite often. Gosh ladies get a life ;-)
OK now add any questions you like and answer in the comments, or on your own blog. Please just leave me a comment letting me know you posted.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
that got Mitt Romney into so much trouble. Are democRATS so uptight that they cannot see the humor. I love this sign. My 10 year old has been taught to chant these words whenever possible. Some college age "punk" who thinks he can solve all the worlds problems by electing a democRAT to office gave Mitt the business about this sign. The child claimed to remember where he was on 9/11 and said how can any American compare another American to Osama. Yet I assume he is a democRAT. DemocRATS have been trying to protect Osama for years. If you remember it was during a democRATS term that the entire 9/11 planning happened. It happened on Clinton's watch. It happened while Clinton was watching Monica. Maybe if he wasn't having so much "fun" in the oval office he would have noticed something was "up" in the middle east.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
|How will I die? |
Your Result: You will be murdered.
This doesn't guarantee pain and suffering, but it will be at the hands of another. Perhaps the vile deeds of a past life will attribute to this horrific demise. Do not fear murder. There is a rare epiphany that comes from this type of death. You will see it in the last moments.
|You will die in your sleep.|
|You will die of boredom.|
|You will die in a car accident.|
|You will die from a terminal illness.|
|You will die while having sex.|
|You will die while saving someone's life.|
|You will die in a nuclear holocaust.|
|How will I die?|
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Anyway back to my reason for blogging. My son has spelling homework, and it was two very short pages. That was it! Well I made him write a journal entry with all his spelling words worked into a story. I think he did a pretty good job. Check it out. I also require reading, and lots of it. I hated to read in school and NEVER did. I would fake the book reports that we had to do. I assume that is why I am so bad with grammar, spelling, and sentence structure. Now my son has very good genes on his fathers side. He is a very good student but needs constant "kicking" to get things done. That is where I come in.