Thursday, December 30, 2010

Things I wish I had Known

These were too good not to share.
1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing feels worse than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the h___ are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey …
but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

1978 VS 2010 Remember When

As school approaches again thought some perspective might be fun:

Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mind set of this year's incoming freshmen. Here's this year's list:

The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1992.

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.

The CD was introduced 2 years before they were born.

They have always had an answering machine.

They have always had cable.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control..

Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane, Boss, de plane.."

They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.

McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list. Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading..
So have a nice day!!!!! It is good to have friends who know about these things and are still alive and kicking!!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Days

Summer is almost over, and school is about to start. I am not prepared to make a decision about graduate school.
What are you going to do Betty?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Everyone Needs someone

A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter.

" Don't forget your Sisters,' she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going
to need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them.'

'Remember that 'Sisters' means ALL the women...your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women always do.'

What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!'

But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with her Sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her Mom really knew what she was talking about.

As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, Sisters are the mainstays of her life.

After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've learned:


Time passes.

Life happens.

Distance separates.

Children grow up.

Jobs come and go.

Love waxes and wanes.

Men don't do what they're supposed to do.

Hearts break.

Parents die.

Colleagues forget favors.

Careers end.


Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be o the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end.

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you...Or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or
sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other.

Every day, we need each other still. Pass this on to all the women who help make your life meaningful.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Career Fairs

Just saw a great ditty in the AARP magazine I receive...

There are career fairs going on throughout 19 states in 2010 for persons over 50 seeking career advice, networking info, etc.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hi All,
Aaahh, Spring break has arrived. It's really nice knowing I don't have to rush home from work to do homework this week. We're halfway there!
We've added a link titled Social Science Research Network. The title of the article is: "Federal Student Loan Repayment Assistance for Public Interest Lawyers and Other Employees of Governments and Nonprofit Organizations".
Thought it would be worth sharing.

I am learning more and more about The Beatles and it has truly been incredibly interesting! Hard work, nonetheless, but that's ok.
My other class (I'm taking 2) is Photography and Social Movement. Awesome class as well. We've been reviewing some heartwrenching photographs and it certainly takes a toll on one. Getting to know the photographers is equally as important, I think.

Ok, signing off for now. Enjoy break! Ready to sign up for summer/fall classes??

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

spring break is soon

Here I am trying to encourage other midlifers to return to school yet I'm wanting to note that spring break is soon! Granted, I, unlike my daughter, will NOT be vacationing somewhere during break... I will be breathing for a day or two, then will be hoping that my instructors may just post the following week's homework a few days early just so I can get a jump start. Sure, I may think that's what I'll do now but when it comes right down to it, well, I may just procrastinate like usual. :) I'll let you know!

Monday, January 25, 2010

A class about The Beatles??

Sure, I know I was part of our band, "The ARCHIES" years ago, but there any group better than The Beatles?? WILL there ever be another group like them?
I was so excited to find that this LIS class was offered again. I guess it was on hiatus for awhile.
You may think that this class should be a breeze, right? Wrong! We will be reading tons of material about The Beatles and writing several papers about them. However, included with the work are videos and podcasts as well. It proves to be an exciting semester.
Since I work full time, I'm taking 2 classes and that seem to be enough. My other class is a photography and social movement class, which also seems to be extremely interesting.
I get down at times wondering how the heck I'm going to get all of this done but I take it one day at a time. That's all any of us can do. So - if you're taking classes this semester, good luck! If you're thinking about taking classes next semester, DO IT! It will be worth it!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Age gracefully…not in this life. Back to school? Aging baby boomer? Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride! So Betty and I decided to return to school. This is my second semester and I still wake up in the middle of the night worried that I should have done something different for class. College has changed since I first attended. The students are younger than most of my children, their goals are different than mine, our eyes see things differently. But we are also alike, we are here to learn and enjoy the process.

There are all sorts of people returning to school but generally we fall into two groups. The first group left school before completing their college educations. The second group is returning because they are seeking something more out of life, more stimulation, and more interaction, to contribute to society. Going back to school can be overwhelming and especially daunting for those not familiar with current technology. I have often thought there should be a handicapped definition for those of us who are technically challenged.

What Betty and I lack is a support system what we hope to find through this blog are more students like us. So please join us. Ask questions; post answers or just sound off… Please Join Us Now.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Vacation is over!?

So, I swore I would be blogging throughout the Christmas break but as you can see, it did not happen. Too much going on, too many visitors, so few hours in a day. Are we all ready to return to classes? I have been looking forward to it for the past week or two. Of course, I'm sure that I'll be sorry I said that in about 3 weeks...
Hope everyone had a wonderful time off, little illness, many friends and family to visit with, and most important, some time for yourself. We all need that.