Saturday, March 28, 2009

I Feel Pretty

Ryan is such a boy! He loves anything that moves, whether it is a train, car, truck. As long as it goes he is a happy camper. Ever since he was baby he would make all his toys go like a car. He would even push a french fry around--still does in fact! Nobody ever taught him this. He has two older sisters who are both very girlie. Even his play is rougher. That, however can be linked to his sisters as they have always wrestled and played rough with him. Why? Because he is a boy? Or because they didn't know better, and now he is used to rough play. I don't know the answer. I do know that he is all boy. And part of being a boy who is surrounded by females he is bound to get into stuff. He once painted his eye brows with nail polish. He has covered himself with a princess stamp. And most recently he found his way into Mama's make up. Isn't he pretty? I think this will be one of many blackmail pictures in the years to come. You know the one I can show to his buddies when he is acting up, or the one he never wants his girlfriend to see. I wouldn't really do that though...or would I?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Should I Be Scared?


We are currently out of printer ink, in fact we have been for a while now. Ink for our printer runs about $50 to $60. In the last few days, my husband has been looking for places with the best deals for our ink. What he has found instead are new printers that would cost less even after buying additional ink than our ink costs. Now this isn't what scares me. No, what scares me is one of the reviews he found.

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Okay i just bought this printer yesterday right...so today i was scanning some pictures...so i press da scanner botton ..and it didnt scan. So i tried it on the lexmark software thingy..it didnt scan or nuttin. So to myself im thinkin dis suppose to be a good product..omg NO ITS NOT..."

This review comes from a woman supposedly age 18-24. What does that say for our future? Should I be scared?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I Have A Question


I have decided to introduce a new section for my blog. It is the "I have a question" section. Sometimes, I just have a question that needs answering. And today, I have a question!

First, a little background. Last Friday I was making my weekly grocery list. As I wrote it, I sat reclining on my couch. I mean if I can do this comfortably why shouldn't I? No that is not the question. It is coming. After I finished my list, I sat up and attempted to put the recliner back in its "upright" position. Upon doing this, it got stuck and I heard a horrible crunch. Sometimes things get caught under the recliner: a shoe, a blanket and sadly sometimes a toy has met its untimely demise. I quickly let the couch go back into recline and got down to have a "looksee." To my dismay there lay my cell phone. I've had it for 3 years now and it has been dropped many many times. But this time was not good.

My phone is a clam shell phone with a small lcd screen on the front. When you open it open it up there is the bigger screen on the inside. Upon picking up the phone I see that the front LCD screen has been ruined. Cracked and spilling the liquid crystal inside the tiny screen. The clock barely visible. The phone was functional and the inside seemed unharmed. As the day progressed that front screen got worse. Now I am getting to the question...

We went to our service provider the next day to get me a new phone. I was up for renewal anyway. I text a lot and really wanted a keyboard. Knowing our financial limits, I chose an older style phone with a keyboard. I was happy. I am still learning how to work it.

The next morning, my daughter discovers when she uses the camera on her phone that there is a black dot on the screen. Not that we can afford another phone, but what is going on here? Again not the question. She is not up for renewal until November, which leads me to the question!

Why on earth is there this waiting period before I can upgrade a phone? I mean come on folks, these phones are not cheap. I know the real money is made in the service, but seriously who cares when I buy a phone? Especially when you have more than one line on the account. We have four. Is this just MY service or are they all like this? Hmmm I guess that is two questions.