Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Songs for Teresa

The Rooftop Singers - Walk Right In

We thought this was a funny song as kids. We used to love to walk right in, and then quickly sit right down on the floor!

The Kingston Trio - Where Have All the Flowers Gone

Another song from the same time. I remember listening to it while sitting under the Ping-Pong table.

The Ants Go Marching One by One

We used to sing this on hikes. Usually on the way back, since we were tired by then.

Olivia Newton-John - Have You Never Been Mellow

Teresa bought this song on a 45 rpm record. She would play it over, and over, and over again.

And a some of the TV shows we used to watch.

The Partridge Family - Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque

The Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday

Scooby Doo Theme Song

Monday, March 30, 2009

Bad Parking

Whatever the reason for their bad parking, we don’t like it.

Photo by estudiante

Photo by enigmatic

Randall Munroe wrote a comic about what we would all like to do about all these bad parking people's cars: www.xkcd.com

Saturday, March 28, 2009

We Can Still Dance

Children dance to a band's music. It is cute to watch. They all have their own little way to dance!

From: Fatcatrecords
Here's the video for the 1st single, due March 3rd, from the 2nd Frightened Rabbit album, 'The Midnight Organ Fight', released 14th April 2008.



Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Songs

So the economy is down. We can still be happy. What's the use of worrying?

In the eighties, we could be happy. We can be happy now, too!

Always look on the bright side of life.

I'm alright. And you are, too!

Anime I'm Alright - Kenny Loggins
Uploaded by Jasonosu

Cats and the Economy

Even cats are trying to make ends meet during the recession. Some are having better luck then others.

This kitten is trying to figure out how to spend all of his money.

Photo by h*lee

And this one's investments have paid off.

Photo by meganbayley

Monday, March 16, 2009

Unemployment Sucks

In this recession, many people are out of work. Fortunately, I am not one of them. I am happy to have a job during this recession. But, this since business is down, a lot of companies are having
furloughs instead of layoffs to get by. This is better than getting laid off; you take time off, and can get unemployment benefits, and you don’t have to look for another job.

My company is doing this; for now, we are talking one week off every four weeks. However, the state unemployment system is not set up for furloughs, it seems. How it is supposed to work is as following:

1. File an unemployment claim for the first week you're furloughed.

2. Claim jobless benefits for the first week. You must serve a "waiting week" before you start receiving payments.

3. When you go back to work, restart your claim each time you are furloughed.

4. Claim the furloughed week after restarting your claim.

What happens is this:

1. You file your claim, and enter the information for the first week off.

2. You restart your claim for your next week off.

3. You find out that your first week off was not counted as your waiting week.

What happened? Well, either you forgot to claim the first week, or there is a bug in their software, and it did not note that you claimed that week. I think it is a bug, since this happened to a lot of people at work. Or the instructions are not clear.

So, now you have to talk to the unemployment division to get the whole thing figured out. What fun! That does not go well always, as the article above talks about.

Let’s assume that you get your claim figured out. Now you will get your money. But how much?

You may get your unemployment check on a debit card. And that card may have fees.

I’ll be glad when the recession is over.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


We are told that “History is written by the victors." (Winston Churchill) The more I think about it, I also think that History is based on the culture of the time it is written. This lecture about history talks about that. It is interesting, and fun to watch, too.

From: kizzenger

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Colds Suck

I have a cold. I hate colds. Runny nose, sore throat, tired, etc. Sort of like these people:

From: FranklyBobous

From: oaren

From: vivernin

I think I'll take some more cold medicine, and go to bed.