Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Humor me....

 Ten thoughts for 2006....

Number 10 - Life is sexually transmitted

Number 9 - Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Number 8 - Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny.  If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.

Number 7 - Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Number 6 - Some people are like a Slinky.....not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.

Number 5 - Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

Number 4 - All of us could take a lesson from the weather.  It pays no attention to criticism.

Number 3 - Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut saves you thirty cents?

Number 2 - In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird.  Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

AND THE NUMBER 1 THOUGHT FOR 2006: We know exactly where one cow with 'mad cow disease' is located among the millions of cows in America but we haven't got a clue as where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are located.  

Maybe we should put the Department of Agriculture in charge of immigration.

Cat   :)

Monday, January 23, 2006

Good thing...

I can't believe its been over a week since I've written here.  Not that things haven't been going on, just guess they were not mind numbing enough to write about.  

Let's see.  Last Monday at work, it was so friggin bad, that I decided that night not to go to work on Wednesday.  So, I played hooky and I had a good time :)  Today, I found out that half the stuff I do, didn't get done last Wednesday~like 4:30 diaper changes! 

We change the kids after naps, around 2:30.  Most of the kids aren't picked up until 5:30.  Many are after snack poopers, too.   I cannot believe no one got in trouble for that.  I really cannot believe that the anal parents we have, didn't bitch about it.  Oh well, whatcha gonna do?  I was sick <cough, cough>  

I had a parent/teacher conference at Grace's school last week that went very well.  Grace was the only one in her class (of 12) who knew right from left.  We've been teaching her since she could talk.  You know, give me your right foot when putting shoes on, right arm when getting dressed, etc....   

Her teacher had a problem with Grace using scissors.  She doesn't cut shapes out very well with her right hand, so I told her teacher to tell Grace to switch hands, and she did it almost perfectly.  So, I now know she has inherited my ambidextrous ability~YEA!  It has helped me out alot, especially when I hurt a hand (don't ask ;)  

I watched my Steelers stomp all over Denver in Mile High!  Big Ben is heading to the Super Bowl (is that one word or two?).  I imagine Peyton is a tad jealous on that, considering its only Roethlisberger's second year.... 

I'm just not sure of what the Colt's problem is, but I'm sure the month off didn't help the starters.  It could be Dungy, after all his record is zilch for post season play.  After he left Tampa, the Bucs went to the big game the following year.....  Food for thought.  

There is no question, we have the talent and the ambition.  We simply cannot get there.  Next season calls for some changes to the Colts' lineup anyway.  Free agents and all.....   Anyway, Pittsburgh versus Seattle in Denver.  You know which side of the line I stand.   

In other news, today was #2's birthday.  #1 called me last night and told me that #2 was in the hospital because she had two arteries that were 80% blocked which caused her some chest pain.  I think this happened Thursday afternoon.  So, she'll be off for two weeks after stents and/or catheterization.  Ummm, two weeks?  After heart surgery?  Okay...... most people aren't released for 6 weeks.  

When I heard that she would be off, I have to say that I was happy to not have to deal with her.  I am so terrible.  But when she comes back, she will do even less work than she does now.  Maybe they'll move her to an infant room.  They get to sit most of the time, holding babies :)  

Everything else is going on as usual.  Which I view as a good thing....  

Take care, guys :)  


Saturday, January 14, 2006

Holding my breath....

So, the Seahawks are in for another week.  I'm watching the AFC game now, hoping that Plummer feeds Brady some humble pie in Mile High ;)   We have hope for a no-Patriot Super Bowl!  A girl dreams on..... It's been a good game, regardless.   

I am preparing myself mentally for tomorrow's AFC game.  I've forewarned some I'm playing both sides. I have to.  I've been a Steelers fan since the 70's, and I despised Dallas then.  And the Dolphins ;)   

The Colts are the hometown team.  Nuff said.  I believe those guys deserve to make it to the big game and win, though.  Let's hope fate is on the same page....  

With three minutes left in the 2nd quarter, NE leads 3-0.  THREE to NOTHING, people!  A very, very evenly matched contest :)  I love close games....  

I'll wait it out and keep my fingers crossed for that pie ;)  



PS~Broncos just recovered a fumble :)

Stupid in America....

Did anyone watch 20/20's Stupid in America: How we cheat our kids?

                                           Stupid In America  

Oh. My. God.  

I am so fucking pissed off, its not funny.  I stayed up until 2 this morning talking to Grace's dad, who had no idea our schools were this shitty.  I've been telling him for years, but this was the proof he needed to believe me.  

Now, because I have friends in different countries, I knew our educational system (K-12), needed some serious work, but shit, I never knew things were this bad.... 

This program had so much information, I know I'm missing some key points, but the jist of it is...  

Two words:  Teacher's Union.    Monopoly in Teachers  

These self-preserving morons don't give a rat's ass about your kids and their education.  The give themselves raises with the money that is supposed to educate our children.  They have created so many loopholes, that incompetent teachers cannot be fired. 


Stossel unfolded a three page flow chart with so many arrows redirecting the steps to fire a crappy teacher.  Un-fucking-real.   In absolutely no other area would this corruption fly.  Crappy doctors can be sued for malpractice, as can lawyers.  I think teachers should be held accountable, too....  

I have worked at jobs where the slackers were rewarded, and kept their jobs.  But this is about our kids.  Their future.  The next in line to be in control of our country.   

I had a theory once that the US keeps the poor kids in the poor schools and the rich, well... they can afford to go wherever they want.  And it's the latter, who the current power mongers, want to be in positions of power in their adulthood.  It seems to be more than theory....

Now, we all now where I'm going with this, right?  Keep the poor, poor. 

I'd really hate to believe that this is true, but after seeing this report, I'm almost sure of it.  Rich kids do not attend public schools.  

Get this, public schools get $10,00.00 per student, per year, to teach them.  The money is attached to the child's zip code, and not to the child.  John Stossel looked at Belgium's schools and found that their money was attached to the student, so parents could send their child to the school that is BEST for the child, not because of where they live.  

Stossel also stated that the longer kids stay in our public school system, the worse their education.  He said that our grade school kids test above average, but by high school they're at the bottom.  Belgium's kids tested at 76%, our kids (high school, one of the best in NJ) got a 46%. Making the Grade  

Then he talked about how our schools are set up.  Most other countries have specialized high schools, like one for science, one for engineering... you get the point.  We have this standard set up for our schools, and most half ass teach the same curriculum.  We are obviously not the best in the world. 

When is something going to be done?  

I am on a letter writing campaign.  Every person in a position of power in my state is getting one.  As will others who I feel will take this matter into consideration and address it, like Oprah.    I want to see progress and I'm hoping those who read this, see the report (click the links above), will join me in writing letters to Mayors, Governors, and Congress, anyone elected to office....   

My wheels are turning. 

I made arrangements after Grace was born, to send her overseas to school after 6th grade or homeschool her.  Either way, she will not fall into the same downward spiral I saw last night.  I cannot allow that to happen.  I know many people cannot fathom sending their child away... but I see it for her own good.  I was backed up in my decision, with this program....  

I'm off to see just what it takes to start a school.  If it is something I can accomplish, all my friend's kids are welcome :) 

Just don't let this go.  Please! 

It is too important to let it continue the way it is.    Teacher's unions need to be dissolved and revamped, with a system for checks and balances... just like our government has.   

Don't let your kids down...  


Monday, January 9, 2006


Hi guys!   

Time for a day in the life of Kitty update....   Well, I've had a great time lately.  Yes, I say that sarcastically, too. 

Let's see... I worked last Friday, my usual hours, to balance out being off work the week between Christmas and New Year's (the place closes, not by choice).  I was exhausted by the time Saturday came around...  

Grace woke up sick Saturday morning.  She ran a high fever, without Tylenol's assistance, and at one point I put her in a tepid bath (temp went to 105).  She vomited like four times, but she ate and kept things down during that time, too, so I guess it was some flu-type thing (she had a flu shot and the booster in November).  

She was back to normal on Sunday and a real pistol today while I was at work, Dad said.  Now, I'm hoping whatever she had doesn't go through the house...  Made the weekend go by way too fast!   

Ah yes, work...

They have changed the way the benefits are accrued, switching to a paid time off set up.  About 15 years behind the times, if you ask me....  Most of the employees who have been there a long time are really pissed about it all.  But, I'm used to it as most places I've worked used a PTO system.   

The way I see it (#56 Ha!), they should be happy they even have benefits... and a friggin job!  Like mechanics, we'll always be in business ;)  But many, many daycare centers do not offer benefits at all.  So, they should take whatthey get and be happy about it!  

Mrs Lead is still her spineless self.  #1 still sniffs butts.  #2 is now working at her other job and down to 16 hours a week :)  The less I deal with her, the better...  Ms Molly is now working total opposite shifts, with her school schedule.  Damn, I miss having someone I could trust work with me.  

Such is life...  

Tomorrow brings dance class for the girl and some other errands I need to do.  My favorite time of the year is fast approaching...  Yes, it is almost tax season.  The time I build my savings account just a little pile of wealth ;)  

I'm waiting for the software as I write.  I'm not sure what I'll get back, if anything, since I had no Federal withholding from my paychecks.  I may have Wayne claim Grace, so I can get a little more (he gives me money from his return anyway :)  Mom claimed both Grace and I last year because I wasn't working yet.  Like you all needed to know that....  

As for me, I'm waiting until the Colts-Steelers game Sunday.  I really want the Colts to make it to the Superbowl, yet I can't root against the Steelers.  I'll just sit back and cheer quietly... for both sides :)  

Hope everyone had a good Monday....  


Thursday, January 5, 2006

Funny ha ha....

I'm sure some have seen these before.  But, I had to put them in here... I needed a laugh today :)  

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister. After a while he asked: "Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and  one for cold milk?"

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, "If you don't remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six."

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom goodnight. "I love you so much, that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window."

BRITTANY (age 4) had an earache and wanted a painkiller.  She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom 
explained it was a childproof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: "How does it know it's me?

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups.  "Please 
don't give me this juice again," she said, "It makes my teeth cough."

D I (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: "How much do I cost?"

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad:  "Why is he whispering in her mouth?"

CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried. When his Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, "I don't know what'll happen with this bed when I get married.  How will my wife fit in?"

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story.  His dad read: "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt." Concerned, James asked:  "What happened to the flea?"

TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for awhile and then asked, "Why doesn't your skin fit your face?

The Sermon that will never be forgotten.... this particular Sunday sermon..."Dear Lord," the minister began, with arms extended toward  heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. "Without you, we are but dust."  He would have continued but at that moment a very obedient girl (who was listening!) Leaned over to her mom and asked quite audibly in her shrill little girl voice, "Mom, what is butt dust?"

Did you laugh?  Maybe this will do it:  

If big breasted women work at Hooters.....  

Picture from Hometown

Then where do one legged women work?  


You ready?


Did you guess?  



 Picture from Hometown  

Yeah, I know.... kind of cruel.... but I know you chuckled  ;)  

Have a good one, people....  


Sunday, January 1, 2006

And so on...

I got nailed. 

By Bernie and Nae (private~NONE for you!)... and a few others who did the blanket tag thing  ;)  

(Get your minds outta the gutter)    

5 weird things about me:  

1.  I clean the sinks before I wash the dishes.  And after.  I also rinse all the dishes completely before I wash them.  I won't put my hand into merky muck....  

2.  In dark places, alone, I intentionally look down and avoid noticing things because I don't want to see anything supernatural.  Yet, I am fascinated by the theories..... (Don't ask why I only do it at night and alone, either... we all know those things happen anytime)   

3.  I read over 50 journals consistently.  I only comment consistently in a few of those.... maybe 10.  I have no idea why I do this.  I enjoy reading others as much as the ones I write to.....  

4.  My hair is past my shoulders.  I don't like short hair (on me), but mine is ALWAYS up.  Either a clip, a scrunchie, or barrettes... but its always worn up~ even sleeping...  

5.  There are very few foods I eat mixed up (or touching each other), like biscuits and gravy, peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, cake and ice cream.  Foods that are supposed to go together and are served that way.  Anything else on the food spectrum is eaten one thing at a time.  Let's say I have peas, mashed potatoes, and meatloaf.  Peas first, followed by the potatoes, then the meat....  never, ever do I eat a bite of one then another.....  

Okay, that's what I came up with.  Probably pretty boring, too :)  

Not tagging anyone back.  Hoping to be the last person I know to do this ;)  

Happy 2006, people!