I SLEEP TONIGHT Mello, a 1-month-old lion cub, uses mom’s paw for a pillow at Prigen Safari Park in Pasuruan, East Java. (Photo: Trisnadi / AP via the San Francisco Chronicle)
I will do just about everything except for the chores I schedule for myself. Thus: cleaning out the closet ends up being washing sheets and towels. Le Sigh.
Setting an Example for the Children
This letter was sent Sunday by Detroit Public Schools board President Otis Mathis to his supporters, protesting that the Mark Twain school was closed in favor of the Boynton school.
If you saw Sunday’s Free Press that shown Robert Bobb the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, move Mark Twain to Boynton which have three times the number seats then students and was one of the reason’s he gave for closing school to many empty seats.
Based on the Free Press Map where it shows that the most of children who live in 48217 is near Gleason by the former Mark Twain. Why did Bobb think the larger numbers of our children would cross Fort St. to attend the Boynton school site calling it Mark Twain, make’s no sense unless the plan is to destroy the public schools that’s remained in our neighborhood.
Robert Bobb closed a building and a program that have passed AYP for many years, also slowed to almost a stop the college program which was being established at Mark Twain on Gleason.
When Bobb moved Mark Twain to Boynton, 48217 lose about 200 hundred students some of the student attended Mark Twain on Gleason came from out side the city of Detroit.
Bobb decision to move Mark Twain to the Boynton school site disrupted the college program, along with the lost of students.
Bobb is trying very hard to sell the more modern building Mark Twain on Glasson to a charter school, which will remove more of our student from a Detroit Public School, because majority of our students in 48217 live near Gleason as the Free Press has reported.
Mark Twain is one of the best schools in the district why is Bobb destroying this school?
We need to contact the media, all school board members, General Superintended of Detroit Public Schools Teresa Gueyser, your pastor and everyone, about this madness.
Shaking my head…
Sigh. Well, I guess the good news is that this isn’t the guy actually teaching kids in the classroom?
Why can’t I go to the Supreme Court and sit there with a gun and listen to the arguments? If a gun is so important to us on the street or someone’s home, why can’t I go to the Supreme Court and sit there with a gun? I’m not gonna shoot anyone. But, I have a right to that gun.
Why can’t I go see my congressman who doesn’t believe in gun laws? Why can’t I carry my gun into congressmen’s offices or go to his home and knock on his door and say, ‘Don’t be worried. I have a gun. You want me to have a gun.’ Why is it they want to be protected by all the federal money … to protect all the federal bureaucrats, but when it comes to us in the city there’s no protection?"
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley on the likely overturn of Chicago’s 28 year old handgun ban by the SCOTUS. More from the Sun-Times
Unemployment benefit #459
Jeopardy is on at 3:30 pm here in Chicago, so when I’m working I don’t get to watch it. Also, I can make people in other tv markets look smarter than they are by telling them the answer to final jeopardy.
June 10 - June 14th
I went with Spirit Airlines. I am part of the $9 fare club which is why it was only $167.
I am really excited.
If you live in Chicago - I want to meet you. Tumblr meetup!!!!!
There are so many fun things going on that weekend!
And I’m sure that there will be some really great shows at Second City (my second home as of late) or iO (i recommend bullet proof lounge [on saturday nights] or improvised shakespeare [friday nights]).
"I would change the President, the Congress and the Senate."
Mitt Romney on changing 3 things about the United States government if he were President. (The View)
Oh, hi! It’s been about nine months! I hope this isn’t awkward or anything, but don’t worry I didn’t have a baby. Nope, just focusing on other things (okay fine, I wasn’t really doing much). Anyway, hello!
trivia question 2
What do the following countries have in common:
So i came up w/ like 20 different commonalities, here are some:
- they all have the letter “a” in their name.
- they’re all from the supercontinent Pangea
- they all have mountains
- they all have been invaded
After asking for clarification, the clue was “geographically”…. What do you think it is?
okay, so i play trivia on tuesdays. tonight they asked “what is the distance from the foul line to the backboard in basketball.” i was once told that the measurement is from the middle of the basket, and thus = 15 feet. so the backboard to me, has to be 16 feet. i was wrong, according to the trivia dude. why would someone tell me this previously incorrect answer? where is the fucking foul line measured from?
i’m actually pretty proud that i have a tumblarity of 0. no expectations baby!
i think think this changes if i post, but whatevs. i’ve never blogged for popularity, and if you look at my archives, you can see why.
Thanks BAL. I appreciate your words of wisdom. And ugh I want to throat punch your ex. How rude.
What made you stay there instead of move back closer with your fam?
I’ve moved enough for one lifetime. I am done and I like it here. I live about a mile from the ex and we work a block from each other. I see either him or his father every day when I go to the gym. It is just a part of my life that I deal with every day. I can’t hide from it/him or ignore it. I just had to figure a way to keep going. I don’t hate him, though most think I should. I finally pity him. And I finally don’t want him or us anymore.
But I am lonely every day and have absolutely no idea how to remedy that. Years don’t necessarily bring you any more answers.
and you are welcome ;)
hey ladies… yeah, i’m totally interrupting. sorry about that. i just wanted to say something about being single which you may or may not find helpful/interesing/worthy of reading. i’m not an avid poster, so really, what’s been going on in my life hasn’t been well documented for the past few years. however, i have been single for the better part of 5 years now. My last official boyfriend turned out to be a cokehead, and i’d only reeled him in after being completely unavailable to him. before that was the guy who can only be described as ‘the one who broke my heart but had no business doing so.’ this is the thing — the guy who broke my heart — we fell into a relationship. it seemed right. and so when he ended the relationship, and i was in law school and all of the other stuff in my life that could only be called a shitstorm came crashing down, i went with it. i fucking lost it. i was a sobbing, weeping, disastrous mess. i didn’t understand why this guy, who had lied to me about graduating from college (he didn’t) had the ability to make me feel like i wasn’t worth anything. so, i went into therapy (and thank fucking god, because without that, i wouldn’t have survived law school), and came out and realized that i’m a big fan of people devoting themselves to me, and i’m a great pretender at devoting myselves to them and expecting them to go along for the ride.
anyway, after TGWBMH and after the secret coke head, i moved to chicago for work, and that became my significant other. i was totally devoted to my job as a litigator. when that ended, i was also completely destroyed, but instead of having law school to throw myself into, or anything, i had nothing to throw myself into, but me, so i wallowed. and man, i’m still kind of wallowing. but in that time, in the 5 years since TGWBMH and the secret coke head (and a really bad fuck buddy), i’ve realized a couple of things about myself. the first thing i realized is that i fucking love to be busy. i’m at my best when i sleep 5 hours a night, and i have friends up the wazoo, and i have money to be made and intellectual pursuits to conquer. the second thing i realized is that no matter what — my weight, my job situation, my make up status, my clothes — no one is going to want to be with me unless i would like to spend time with me. so, i stopped dating and i stopped worrying about being alone because for me, at least, i’m not alone if i am comfortable with my own company.
and i know this sounds like a stupid cheesy romantic comedy, but i swear to fucking god, i’m having more fun w/ my sketch writing class at second city, and boot camp workouts on the lake front and trivia nights w/ my friends than i ever did with any guy. even TGWBMH.
so, sorry for interrupting. but if this helps in any way, i’m glad.