An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 3 May 2012
Yep…the boy is growing! And evidently, he’s having no problem holding food down anymore. Spud’s gettin’ a belly! Heh.
Now, it is past time to be unconscious!
I missed me, too!
It’s been a much longer day that I was expecting. It really doesn’t look that far on the map, but reality is something else, isn’t it. Leaving an hour and a half later than ya had planned, cuz ya kept realizing ya forgot stuff, doesn’t really help much either. sigh…
So…I’m heading east on U.S. 64, and did you know that after you pass Lawrenceberg, there are NO c-stores on the right hand side of the road? Nope. Oh, there are, but they are either shut down, or ya don’t see ‘em till after you pass ‘em. UGH! I was SO happy to see I-24. And as I stated on my FB status, “Thank you God for Eisenhower and rest areas!” Jiminy crickets! Guess it was a good thing I didn’t bring that bottle of water with me.
Getting through Choo Choo, as in Chattanooga, was no where near as nerve wracking as it was the last time we drove through. I was worried I was going to get caught in rush hour traffic. Then I saw that “time change” sign. Thank goodness. Sort of! I really don’t like eastern time. Everything is later, but my internal clock ain’t.
From the time I hit the interstate, I had been craving lo mein. I have no idea why. But after getting checked into the motel, I had to ask….where is there a Chinese restaurant, and do they deliver! Down the road, and no. UGH! Of course not. So, I got my stuff up to the room, which lemme tell ya, was NOT easy. Stiff, aching, and SO ready for jammies, but…..first….tummy!
I found the restaurant with no problem, but it was a tad farther than the clerk had said. I lived. Got my yummies, and was heading back when I happened to glance to the side where there was a strip mall, and all I saw was Badcock & More.
I had to have seen that wrong! So, after stuffing my face, calling the Mr to let him know I was still alive, I had to look it up. Yup! That’s what I saw alright.
Naturally, I couldn’t see the ‘home furniture’ part, but still. Seriously? And I don’t typically have a mind that strays in such a direction. No offense, but that isn’t exactly a store I’d be wanting to buy furniture.
I’m gonna freeze to death! I forgot to bring a jacket, and naturally, didn’t think to bring long britches….of any kind. Yeah…I’m a genius. sigh…
At the moment, I am sitting in a motel in Cleveland, Tennessee. I think there is a Cleveland in every state. When I finally got around to turning on my computer, got out the cord, plugged it in the wall, and blew a fuse. Honestly. Then, I noticed there was no coffee pot? Are you kidding me? How do they expect me to function without coffee in the morning!
So, I called down, and they just now brought one up. However, I failed to mention that the bedside lamp is no longer functional. Oh well, do I really need that lamp? Can’t think of any reason, since there are 3 others in the room. I think I’ll survive.
So, if ya missed me today, you’ll likely miss me even more the next few days, cuz odds are, I won’t be doing a whole lot of blogging. No Saturday links either. But, at some point or another, there will be pictures. We’ll be talking about politics and such, I just won’t be writing much about it.
Is the Postal Service Doomed?
If you ran a business with $25 billion in losses over the last five years, $20 billion in annual losses projected in the coming years, and 80 percent of its locations losing money, do you think that your company would stay afloat? Should it be rescued with a bailout from its customers? Or should it change its business model, eliminate expenses, and innovate to be competitive in the marketplace? These are the questions facing Congress as it considers what to do about the ever-struggling United States Postal Service (USPS).
The USPS is indeed at a crisis point. Barring an intervention from Congress by May 15, USPS plans to start closing as many as 3,700 post offices. Those numbers might sound jarring, but in reality the post office closures (not including the processing centers) only save $200 million under USPS’s estimates, and only 4,500 employees would be “affected” — though many of them would be reassigned rather than let go. It’s only a small part of what’s needed to save the USPS.
Deepening the mystery surrounding the death of a reclusive MI6 agent found doubled up inside a padlocked duffel bag in his London flat, a coroner said on Wednesday that it was unlikely that the case would ever be solved, but that the “balance of probabilities” suggested that he had been unlawfully killed. Scotland Yard reacted immediately by saying it would continue its efforts to hunt down the killer.
Let’s see…ya got a dead body, folded in half, locked in a duffel bag, and the genius of a coroner says the ‘balance of probabilities’ SUGGESTS he was unlawfully killed? Gosh! Do they actually pay you for your brilliant deductions, Sherlock?