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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

I wish I knew why we are paying a parenting coach to tell us to "parent less." I guess when Children's Aid shows up because the kids aren't going school, there's no food in the fridge except Jello pudding and Cheez Whiz and I'm lying in the backyard with a sun reflector, a Bud Lime and a pack of Pall Malls I'll be able to show them the receipts.

I listened to the CEO of GM talk about the company's new beginning, a fresh start, a great opportunity for change (thank you Mr. Obama for this year's one size fits all phrase) blah, blah, blah. Who does he think he is kidding? First you run the company into the ground, building cars that pollute our air, that no one wants to buy, then you take billions of dollars in bailout money from the Canadian, American and Ontario governments (which means us Ontarians have been hit twice). You lay off thousands of workers, put thousands of pensions at risk and all you can do is talk about how great an opportunity it is to have a fresh start?! I'm sorry what about the rest of us who don't make $1,000,000 bonuses, who can't get reasonable financing to expand small businesses which have been run responsibly and employ skilled labour? All because the banks are cutting their losses and tightening everyone's credit? Except the car companies who are still able to offer 0% financing on 2010 cars that are exactly the same as the 2009's. (photo from Autoblog)

Is it ever going to warm up and be summer? Last night we sat in the freezing drizzle watching soccer listening to someone tell us that her parents had to shovel snow on the weekend only a few hours north of here. I want to sit outside and drink a cold beer and watch the kids swim and debate whether it is the heat or the humidity.

Number Two Son is on day two of three writing the provincial standardized tests. Doesn't seem to bother him a bit, in fact he asked me if we had a big pack of bubble gum. Seems his teacher told the kids they could chew as much as they like during the exams.

Does anyone else not want to take up golf? I seem to be the only one around who isn't interested in following a little ball around for hours and hours getting frustrated. A bit too much like chasing a toddler to me.

I love all the new music I am discovering on other people's blog. I will post a new playlist soon. Thank you for dragging me out of the 80's so I can listen to something other than Depeche Mode or Miley Cyrus.


  1. I so agree on the advice you gave- What ever I do will most likely be the last thing I do.

    Can't wait to see your music list.. I have been trying to update myself...

  2. I love your description of golf. I went a few times with my husband. Mostly did not get it. But I liked walking aruond in the sun.

    Parenting coach? I need one of those. And a marriage coach while I'm at it.

  3. I cannot get into golf either. BORING. Don't tell the hubs.

  4. Never wanted to invest in GM and now (via my tax dollars) I'm a part owner. What's up with that?

  5. I'm with you on golf. I don't enjoy playing it and don't understand how people can watch it on TV.

  6. ok, I'm loving the Kate Nash song playing now, thanks for expanding MY music collection (which consists mostly of stuff I bought when I worked in a record store from 1989 to 1992!) and golf? don't get it. and Obama? I'm hoping for the shortest 4 year presidency on record. Sorry it's affecting our friendly neighbors to the North.

  7. Golf, huh? I used to play in So.Tex. but only because they allowed beer in the golf cart and I got to drive the golf cart...until it got too dangerous!!
    I do like to go with my mom and her friends...friendly games...no stress!!

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